hey all – I (priscilla) again! I have formally completed the primary yr of my colleagues. Wow. I actually wrote my first semester, and now the entire yr is over. it's been sort of crazy horse, however I'm pleased with myself for the fact that it is alive! Last summer, I undoubtedly romanticized concept of school – I assumed that every little thing can be good once I arrived on campus, however issues did not really go as I anticipated. the primary semester was tough, and the second semester was the identical (a lot for all these objectives, oho). I'm still battling psychological / emotional with my health and also to cope with complicated relationships. However despite all the struggles, it has been a reasonably good yr, and I can't say I’ve plenty of regrets.
Now it has returned to suburban California for the summer, and it is going to be as huge a change in life surrounded by the town and different students and associates actually 24/7. throughout the entire semester I used to be attempting to find totally different packages / positions – analysis at nyc, scholarship for learning in Korea, program coordinator status at Barnard's summer presidency packages, half-time work at a psychiatric clinic in town, and so on. – however nothing worked, so I’ll spend the subsequent three.5 months back within the bay space. no internships, no courses, nothing. sounds good, proper? but for me, not so great. for a while I divorced myself from being deeply bored in the summer.
But the extra I'm apprehensive about what I'm going to do that summer, I noticed that this doesn’t should be boring, unententful summer, where day by day seems the identical. I just don't need to stay residence, go crazy by means of instagram, binge kdramas, complain about how terrible my summer vacation is, and repeat each day. so I dont!
I noticed that summer is admittedly the fitting time to work for myself. there are lots of things that I needed to do, however "in no time", and it is not an excuse for the summer! I attempt to discover half-time work, however it leaves me loads of free time. on a summer vacation where I’ve nothing I actually need to do is the potential to be both ridiculously boring or absolutely superb, so I’ll do my greatest for 14 weeks!
You’ve got created some weekly challenges for the summer! I concentrate each week on different things and drive myself to stick to it for at the least seven days. if i adore it, it's superb and hopefully i will do it! if i hate it, it’s also good and i by no means have to do it once more. however at the very least I, at the least, give all of those and attempt to see if these modifications have an effect on my life.
weeks 1-four: bodily well being
sleep every night time at 12 o'clock – and begin getting ready by 23:00! I often don't sleep around 12 but I need to make the sleep schedule more consistent. I really need to start getting ready early so I can take the time to loosen up and loosen up. It appears to me that the removing of about an hour (or extra!) Of the display before going to sleep actually have an effect on it, so I'm excited to attempt it throughout the week. my preferrred bedtime routine: turn off / postpone my telephone and pc, brush your tooth, exchange pajamas and wash my face, clear up the room / desk a bit of, journal, write a to-do record the subsequent day, read, then sleep!
walk daily. i actually love walking so this is one other factor i need to do as a habit. Hopefully I can walk a minimum of 30 minutes (preferably 1 hour!) day-after-day in the afternoon or night. It will be great fun to attempt the sundown day by day! if the climate just isn’t good I’ll do another train – perhaps dancing or just training in my room.
no added sugar. I really like sweet things, so this is definitely one of many hardest challenges, however I feel it's really fascinating to see if the chopping of sugar doesn't affect the bodily and psychological. I might additionally wish to focus my thoughts to eat and does not use screens in any respect once I'm consuming! I am typically tempted to browse Instagram or read e-books, while I'm consuming, particularly if the trigger alone, but I’ll attempt to extra absolutely take pleasure in meals and just BE in the meanwhile.
] wakes up daily at 7 am (perhaps even 6am?). hopefully thus far the sleeping schedule / routine is relatively uniform. I also work regularly to sleep earlier in the entire week 2-three, so waking up just isn’t troublesome. I noticed that I'm often extra productive in the morning so I'm just making an attempt to get up at 7 am each day this week and see how it’s executed! I've by no means actually looked at dawn, so I feel it might be nice enjoyable to do this week!
weeks 5-eight: emotional well being
meditate day by day. in case you read my wrapping / reflection mail, you in all probability know that I'm making an attempt to (re) engaged in meditation for therefore lengthy, and it is going to never stick. I know that meditation really makes me feel so calmer and higher, so it's undoubtedly one thing I need to do in my every day routine. I'd relatively assume in the morning waking up as an alternative of checking emails and scrolling on Fb. Regardless that I don't care daily, my aim is to meditate for 50 minutes in complete (5 days for 10 minute meditations).
every day. This is another approach during which I needed to start out / construct for a long time! I also need to return to bullet journaling, so hopefully will probably be even easier to include in regular recording. I feel it is actually helpful to consider my thoughts, emotions and actions at the end of each day so I can discover out what went nicely and what might be improved. Frankly, the most important battle with magazines is that often I depart it till the top of the night time, once I'm too drained to magazines and I just need to go straight to bed. If week 1 goes properly, hopefully it is going to not be an issue!
limits telephone usage to 2 hours a day – but the much less, the higher! lately I have tried to be extra conscious of the show of my time, which is a mean of 4 hours per day. I truly had a number of days final week the place I used the telephone for lower than 3 hours (not too dangerous, right?), However I noticed that today I also spent far more time on my laptop computer than typical. I actually don't need to scale back full-display time, however especially using the telephone, because I do know I'll depart so much time that I exploit anything on my telephone. what do i do as an alternative? Follow your guitar, follow dancing, attempt cooking / baking something, read, apply letters, work out – there are so many choices!
not social media. in any respect. no Instagram, snapchat, fb, twitters, tumblr, and so on. I actually didn't need to borrow this, but I didn't need to go so lengthy without posting to my foodstagram (which was truthfully an important impediment haha). I feel this challenge helps me to develop much more healthy relationships with social media because I understand that I actually don't want them. and hopefully it gained't be too arduous after week 7! I can still write to my pals so hopefully it doesn't appear to be utterly isolated
weeks 9-14: personal objectives
marie Kondo my room! I'm unsure what room my room is at this point within the summer, however I still have a variety of things that I don't want (things that don't odor joy ~), so I should undoubtedly type every little thing! I would really like my room and my entire life to be more minimalist and eliminate things that not serve me. It additionally appears that the state of our personal areas displays and affects our frame of mind – a clear room, a transparent mind!
I’m wondering if my room is ever clean …
week 10  spends one hour of dedication day by day. Okay… an hour is perhaps a bit at first, but that is another approach I really need to construct. I want to spend a while reading the Bible, writing my thoughts and praying day by day, in all probability in the morning after meditating or in the evening before the diary.
works for a blog submit day by day. I’ve labored with in current occasions quite nicely with running a blog, and I undoubtedly need to maintain it! I hope to receive the message every 1-2 weeks. To realize this objective, it’s going to definitely be very useful when you have time (1-three hours?), which is reserved daily for brainstorming, sketches and formatted weblog posts!
Take footage daily. Images is one thing I really wish to work with – hopefully I can get a DSLR digital camera within the summer, and I'm so excited to study more about images! I need to spend time day-after-day going out just to take footage and workouts with dslr and I also need to doc totally different reminiscences of my summer. Aspect Word: I might attempt vlogging this entire experience (might or might not publish it)!
attempt something new day-after-day – take dangers! This can be a bit obscure, however it can be truthfully something. It may be as simple as making an attempt new meals or loopy as dyeing my hair into a brand new shade! other ideas: prepare dinner a brand new recipe, discover ways to play a new music on the guitar, study new dance, order something new in bobaka. principally i just need to get out of my comfort zone and change things slightly!
takes me to dates. I spend loads of time alone this summer, so hopefully I'm somewhat nicer to myself through the week 14! Finally, I actually need to study to love myself more and hope that each one these objectives will assist me transfer on to it. In any case, I treat myself final week for a brand new café visit, a bookstore, watching a film (alone!), Exploring San Francisco or operating a cooler, similar to Netflix viewing and catchy Bob. I really need to discover ways to take pleasure in my very own business without figuring out the necessity for continuous stimulation (ie Instagram), and I feel this can be a good solution to finish this summer's challenges!
after writing, really feel rather more enthusiastic this summer! I have a very things that I sit up for now, and I'm excited that I've turn into a better version of myself. a couple of different issues I look ahead to: get7's world tour and kcon / trip la (preliminary).
this summer is filled with so much potential, and I can't wait to seize all the previous opportunities! I will undoubtedly hold you informed about how the summer goes :))
What are the summer plans? I'd like to listen to what you all do that summer!