This is a response to the article "Trust Me, Learn To Make Time For Yourself."
The crazy and busy life of college is what I can relate to from the author's article. There were times where I didn't make time to myself because I was busy balancing school work, a part time job, dance, and extracurriculars. I was a busy bee. And as of today, I'm still a busy bee with working full-time, preparing for a national pageant, doing volunteer work, creating content, and more (yeah I know). The author's article made me realize that I need to make time for myself more than ever, especially as I get older.
As a 25 year old Gen Z Filipina American in 2023, life has been filled with ups and downs. Like I mentioned, with everything I do, and along with the ongoing news in the world, I can get really burnt out. I've noticed since COVID started, I've been more burnt out than before. Living in the post COVID world now, that burnt out hasn't gone away. Before I left my old job, I was really burnt out to the point where I didn't want to do anything and I already knew I was leaving for a new job. That burnt out took time for me to recover, which during that time I actually have to prioritize my well-being.
Usually, what I do to make time for myself is either go for a walk outside, walk on my treadmill, do workout exercises from Youtube, listen to music, or dance around. My mind becomes more clear and focus and I feel better about myself both physically and mentally. I try to make time to do those things in my schedule. People wonder how I do everything and the answer to that is simple. Time management is key.
Another thing that helps me is writing. Currently typing this article helps put all of my thoughts down for people to see. I let everything out on how I feel and what I wanted to say. Whenever I write (or should I say type) articles, I wanted to be authentic with my voice and be honest about how I feel while presenting facts and my own opinions. I consider it to be therapeutic.
As I take on different projects and whatever else happens in my life, I have to remind myself that my well-being is important and I should always put myself first before anyone else. Making time for myself is essential for me to become more energize and strong to take on whatever life throws at me. It will always be me, myself, and I in the end as one unique individual.