"Time is really the only capital that any human being has, and the only thing he cannot afford to loose."
- Thomas Edison
Time Wise// 8-24-16
Oh, my word.
Time has flown! I survived finals, thankfully. With that, I have embarked on a new term; new classes, new people, new schedule, new assignements, new life, essentially.
So I have resorted to a "new term, new me" kind of motto this go-around.
I'm excited. But anyone who knows me, knows that I am not able to break habits easily. I tend to get into a routine, regardless of whether or not it works, and stick to it simply because it is what's comfortable to me. It's what I know.
But I have realized that I cannot afford to be comfortable. I will go nowhere, achieve nothing. Life is way too short.
I've seen the quote posted above multiple times, but I recently recalled it to memory, because now it is actually applicable to my own lifestyle. Time truly is the one and only thing that all people possess. Time is the one thing that is going to pass, no matter what happens- and it is your own choice on how to spend it. Personally, I've decided to spend it bettering myself.
This whole time-managment thing goes much further than filling planners and having alarms to tell you what appointments and To-Do's need to be accomplished by the end of the week. Time managment, for me, takes into consideration the steps I have to take in how I plan on creating the life I want today and the future I aim to possess tomorrow.
It's being smart with school- absorbing the material rather than learning and purging; dedicating your entire mind and body into self-betterment through an almost impossible balance of productivity and relaxation; learning your own weaknesses and making a conscious effort to modify them; and ultimately striving to become that version of yourself that get a glimpse of every now and then, in your imagination.
"The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation, but your thoughts about it."
Staying Positive// 8-6-2017
This week, and the upcoming weeks have done nothing less than give me terrible bouts of anxiety. With changing schedules, clinicals, personal priorities, money and appointments, I am a ball of brewing negativity- and it shows.
So, after realizing how I affect those around me, I'm changing my attitude.
I won't lie, it's difficult. I want to micromanage everything around me. When life doesn't go exactly how I planned, I slip into an abyss of complaints and stress.
But I realized: What good does that do? I'm only creating a negative environment for myself AND those I love. It's unhealthy- and it effects every aspect of life, from the way that I eat, to my grades and even my driving (I'm already a pretty terrible driver, at that!)
So anyways, this week's resolution is to change my outlook on my own life. To be grateful and show it, to stop complaining and instead, look for things to be thankful for. So far I have not been disappointed. God provides comfort in the most obvious of ways, if only we can stop and breathe for a moment to appreciate it.