Weekends are my Vacation

“Laughter is an instant vacation.” – Milton Berle

Weekends are my vacation…but are they? Even though it’s the only time I have to relax and do something fun, chances are I’m probably going to be doing homework. This past weekend was definitely a struggle, especially with the start of college again. Sometimes we just have to regroup and find a way to get the most out of our weekends. Here’s how I did that:

  • Time
    • I spaced out the things I had to. Tons of homework means endless reading and writing. Instead of sitting down to do it all at once, I made sure I did a little bit everyday. Grad school is extremely heavy on the reading and writing so it’s important to do bits and pieces to relieve any overwhelming feelings.
  • Recharge
    • I made sure I got some sleep and got back on track with my health and fitness. Staying active and in shape is difficult to do with a busy schedule, but forgetting about could only lead to more problems down the road. I want to graduate healthy, happy, and fit.
  • Smile
    • Sometimes we just forget to do this :). It’s not difficult. It takes less muscles to smile than it does to frown. More often than not, we allow negativity, stress, and our busy lives to impose on our happiness. A simple smile or positive thought goes a long way.
  • Laugh
    • They say laughter is the best medicine. Well, whoever “they” are…they were right. There’s nothing better than making yourself feel better with a good laugh or some happy thoughts.
  • Writing
    • I just mentioned how I have so much reading and writing. Why would I want to do more of that? Well, I promised myself that I would have a published book one of these days so I can’t make that happen without my next completed draft. Even if it’s a couple of pages, or just a couple of words, it’s important to stay inside of the novel and remind myself why it is so important to me.

What do you do to relax when you feel like life gets too hectic? Is it better to take time for yourself and do a little bit each day? Or do you like tackling everything at once and having all your rest time after completion?

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