Everyone wants to know the secrets to juggling your work/life balance, and I am here to tell you I am struggling. It’s been two and a half years since I got into a long distance relationship. It’s also been two and a half years since I started university and got my first job. Sometimes it’s easy, other times you want to bury your head in the sand, and ignore all of your responsibilities. Currently, I am experiencing the later.
I’m tired all the time and I don’t have the energy to do anything. I dread doing uni work. Work itself is long and boring, and skype calls feel redundant. Nothing I do seems to change that. No matter how much rest I get, no matter how long I sleep for, I go to bed at night feeling shattered and wake up again feeling the same way. It just doesn’t seem to get any better. To a large extent it is why my blog has gone quiet. I don’t feel as if I actually have the time to do anything I want to do, but I also feel as if I’m not getting anything I need to do done. It’s a vicious cycle.
The one thing I haven’t done over the past few weeks is actually the time to acknowledge how run down I am feeling. I am overwhelmed by the amount of work I need to do for uni, and my work keep giving me over time. I’ve not had the time just to rest and do me, so I have decided to do that tonight. I’m not sure if I have the time to chill out and do nothing, but I know I need it. Hopefully I wake up in the morning feeling refreshed and I’m actually able to have a productive day without being hit by a wave of tiredness. If not, Friday is my first day off in a very long while and I am fully prepared pop on all the Halloween movies that Netflix has to offer, and snack on all the treats! Some times you just need to take the time to yourself.
Featured image/accurate depiction of how I am feeling by Creep Heart