hey all – I (priscilla) once more! I have officially accomplished the primary yr of my colleagues. Wow. I literally wrote my first semester, and now the entire yr is over. it's been sort of loopy horse, but I'm pleased with myself for the fact that it is alive! Last summer, I undoubtedly romanticized concept of school – I assumed that every thing can be good once I arrived on campus, however things did not really go as I anticipated. the first semester was tough, and the second semester was the same (so much for all these objectives, oho). I'm still battling psychological / emotional with my health and additionally to cope with complicated relationships. However despite all the struggles, it has been a reasonably good yr, and I can't say I have lots of regrets.
Now it has returned to suburban California for the summer, and will probably be as massive 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 – research at nyc, scholarship for learning in Korea, program coordinator status at Barnard's summer presidency packages, part-time work at a psychiatric clinic on the town, and so forth. – but nothing labored, so I will spend the subsequent 3.5 months again in the bay space. no internships, no courses, nothing. sounds good, right? but for me, not so great. for some time I divorced myself from being deeply bored in the summer.
But the extra I'm fearful about what I'm going to do that summer, I noticed that this does not need to be boring, unententful summer, the place each day seems the identical. I simply don't need to keep residence, go crazy via instagram, binge kdramas, complain about how terrible my summer trip is, and repeat day-after-day. so I dont!
I noticed that summer is absolutely the fitting time to work for myself. there are a variety of issues 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 trip where I have nothing I actually need to do is the potential to be both ridiculously boring or absolutely superb, so I will do my greatest for 14 weeks!
You’ve got created some weekly challenges for the summer! I focus each week on various things and pressure myself to stay to it for a minimum of seven days. if i like it, it's superb and hopefully i’ll do it! if i hate it, additionally it is good and i never have to do it once more. but at the least I, at the least, give all of those and try to see if these modifications have an effect on my life.
weeks 1-4: physical health
sleep every night time at 12 o'clock – and start getting ready by 23:00! I often don't sleep round 12 however I need to make the sleep schedule more consistent. I actually need to begin 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 earlier than going to sleep really affect it, so I'm excited to attempt it throughout the week. my best bedtime routine: flip off / postpone my telephone and pc, brush your tooth, exchange pajamas and wash my face, clear up the room / desk a bit, magazine, write a to-do listing the subsequent day, learn, then sleep!
stroll day by day. i actually love strolling so that is one other thing i need to do as a habit. Hopefully I can walk no less than 30 minutes (preferably 1 hour!) day by day within the afternoon or night. It will be great enjoyable to attempt the sunset day-after-day! if the weather shouldn’t be good I’ll do another exercise – perhaps dancing or simply training in my room.
no added sugar. I really like candy things, so that is definitely one of the toughest challenges, but I feel it's actually fascinating to see if the chopping of sugar doesn't have an effect on the bodily and psychological. I might also wish to focus my thoughts to eat and doesn’t use screens at all once I'm consuming! I’m typically tempted to browse Instagram or read e-books, whereas I'm consuming, especially if the trigger alone, however I will try to extra absolutely take pleasure in meals and just BE in the mean time.
] wakes up daily at 7 am (perhaps even 6am?). hopefully to date the sleeping schedule / routine is relatively uniform. I also work steadily to sleep earlier in the whole week 2-three, so waking up just isn’t troublesome. I noticed that I'm often extra productive in the morning so I'm simply making an attempt to wake up at 7 am every single day this week and see how it is executed! I've by no means really checked out dawn, so I feel it will be great enjoyable to do that week!
weeks 5-eight: emotional health
meditate every single day. for those who read my wrapping / reflection mail, you in all probability know that I'm making an attempt to (re) engaged in meditation for therefore long, and it’s going to never stick. I know that meditation actually makes me really feel so calmer and higher, so it's undoubtedly one thing I need to do in my day by day routine. I'd relatively assume in the morning waking up as an alternative of checking emails and scrolling on Fb. Despite the fact that I don't care every single day, my aim is to meditate for 50 minutes in complete (5 days for 10 minute meditations).
every day. That is one other means by which I needed to start out / build for a long time! I additionally need to return to bullet journaling, so hopefully will probably be even easier to include in normal recording. I feel it is really helpful to consider my ideas, feelings and actions at the end of every day so I can discover out what went nicely and what may be improved. Frankly, the most important battle with magazines is that often I depart it until the top of the night time, once I'm too tired to magazines and I just need to go straight to bed. If week 1 goes nicely, hopefully it should not be a problem!
limits telephone utilization to 2 hours a day – but the less, the higher! just lately I have tried to be extra aware of the show of my time, which is a mean of 4 hours per day. I truly had a couple of days last week the place I used the telephone for lower than three hours (not too dangerous, right?), However I noticed that nowadays I additionally spent rather more time on my laptop than traditional. I actually don't need to scale back full-display time, however especially using the telephone, as a result of I know I'll depart a lot time that I exploit something on my telephone. what do i do as an alternative? Apply your guitar, apply dancing, attempt cooking / baking one thing, learn, apply letters, work out – there are such a lot of choices!
not social media. at all. no Instagram, snapchat, fb, twitters, tumblr, and so forth. I actually didn't need to borrow this, however I didn't need to go so lengthy with out posting to my foodstagram (which was truthfully crucial impediment haha). I feel this problem helps me to develop a lot healthier relationships with social media as a result of I understand that I actually don't need them. and hopefully it gained't be too onerous after week 7! I can nonetheless write to my pals so hopefully it doesn't appear to be utterly isolated
weeks 9-14: private objectives
marie Kondo my room! I'm unsure what room my room is at this point within the summer, however I still have a number of issues that I don't need (issues that don't odor joy ~), so I ought to undoubtedly type the whole lot! I would really like my room and my entire life to be extra minimalist and eliminate things that not serve me. It also appears that the state of our private areas reflects and affects our frame of mind – a clean room, a clear thoughts!
I’m wondering if my room is ever clear …
week 10  spends one hour of dedication day-after-day. Okay… an hour may be a bit at first, but that is one other method I actually need to construct. I choose to spend a while studying the Bible, writing my thoughts and praying day by day, in all probability in the morning after meditating or within the night earlier than the diary.
works for a weblog submit each day. I’ve labored with in current occasions quite properly 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’ll definitely be very useful in case you have time (1-3 hours?), which is reserved day-after-day for brainstorming, sketches and formatted weblog posts!
Take footage every single day. Images is something I really wish to work with – hopefully I can get a DSLR digital camera within the summer, and I'm so excited to study extra about images! I need to spend time every single day going out simply to take footage and workouts with dslr and I also need to doc totally different reminiscences of my summer. Aspect Notice: I might attempt vlogging this entire experience (might or might not publish it)!
attempt something new each day – take risks! This can be a bit obscure, but it can be truthfully anything. It may be as simple as making an attempt new meals or loopy as dyeing my hair into a new colour! other ideas: prepare dinner a brand new recipe, discover ways to play a brand new track on the guitar, study new dance, order one thing new in bobaka. principally i simply need to get out of my consolation zone and change issues a bit of!
takes me to dates. I spend plenty of time alone this summer, so hopefully I'm a bit nicer to myself in the course of the week 14! Lastly, 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 deal with myself last week for a new café visit, a bookstore, watching a movie (alone!), Exploring San Francisco or operating a cooler, reminiscent of Netflix viewing and catchy Bob. I actually need to discover ways to take pleasure in my own business with out figuring out the necessity for continuous stimulation (ie Instagram), and I feel this can be a good option to end this summer's challenges!
after writing, really feel rather more enthusiastic this summer! I’ve a very things that I sit up for now, and I'm excited that I've turn into a greater version of myself. a couple of different issues I look ahead to: get7's world tour and kcon / journey la (preliminary).
this summer is filled with so much potential, and I can't wait to seize all the previous opportunities! I’ll undoubtedly hold you knowledgeable about how the summer goes :))
What are the summer plans? I'd like to hear what you all do this summer!