Jacket - Vintage / Cami - Ella Moss / Jeans - Banana Republican /
Necklace - Vintage / Shoes - Michael Kors
Overwhelmed is a significantly understated qualification for my state of mind for the past week or so. I just have so much on my plate right now and am honestly handling it very poorly. Unfortunately, this is fairly typical of me. Work and school are always my first priorities. I never take time to play. I refuse myself the opportunity to have recess. And I find a use for every possible waking minute, never taking a moment to actually rest until I crash every evening. Healthy, right? This past Saturday morning, as my weekend was just getting started, my yoga instructor thankfully gave me (well, I suppose it was meant for the whole class) a recipe for a productive, yet stress-free, day. I put it to work this past weekend and wouldn't you know that I actually got everything accomplished AND felt infinitely more positive about life in general!
Work - I had a ton of school work to get done this weekend and succeeded in doing all of it. I finally feel caught up. Interestingly, last week I did nothing but work and got very little done. I also was incredibly stressed out and frustrated.
Play - I played a lot this weekend. I participated in events held by both the DC Independent Film Festival and the DC Environmental Film Festival. I also went to dinner with friends a couple of times and to two yoga classes.
Recess - On Saturday, I took a break from studying and finished a completely pointless but utterly fascinating book that has been on my bedside table for a month. On Sunday, I walked over to a friend's house and enjoyed a couple of glasses of wine and good conversation in their front yard. It was such a beautiful day to be outside!
Nap - I napped. I napped a lot. And it was glorious. I took a long nap on Saturday afternoon and on Sunday morning I allowed myself to fall back asleep several times before getting out of bed.
It might seem like I was rather unproductive this weekend. To me in particular. I rarely give myself the opportunity to do anything but work and occasionally play. I certainly need more playtime in my life. But perhaps more importantly recess and naptime need to become a regular part of my day too. I'm going to work on this. If anything, this weekend proved to me that I can have a more-or-less balanced schedule and still accomplish the things that must get done for work and school. Go figure.