This week marks the first week back to school after spring break here at the University of Indianapolis. I don't know about anyone else, but this week is always the most difficult week of the school year as far as motivation is concerned. It's a big break right in the middle of the semester, and we're expected to come back from it and jump right back into things.
Even with midterms over, there's still quite a bit going on in all of my classes this week. I have multiple papers and assignments due just this week, plus an exam, and I'm already stressed out about how much I have to do. The worst part about this is that, when I get stressed about things like this, I tend to just ignore them and do other things instead. This is a problem because it just creates more for me to stress about in the end.
I know realistically that I have to figure out how to get everything done without getting too stressed out. That means that I have to balance out work and relaxation. I've always been pretty terrible at this, but it's something I'm determined to work on and get better at. I'm hoping to start this week and really figure out how to balance my time, and this article is the first step because it provides some accountability to myself that I don't otherwise get.
This would all be easier if I had done some of my work over break, but I chose to spend all of my time relaxing instead, even when I consciously thought about everything I would have to do when break ended. I am hopeful, however, that I will be able to successfully finish everything that I have to do this week without wanting to pull my hair out. I have a lot to look forward to this weekend, and I don't want to spoil it by being disappointed in myself.