We’re All Mad Here

I realize there is a lot I blab about on this blog: everything from school (which isn’t really applicable anymore) to interning, to jobs, to travel, to fitness, and health. It’s a lot to keep track of, even for me. I’m not trying to be one of those “jack of all trades” types of blogs, I just have many interests. I don’t want a blog that focuses on one specific thing simply because I don’t: it’s just how I am. I have ADHD, like many other people, and I’m often focused on many things simultaneously. But ADHD works for me. I make lists and I get a lot of things done, and done quickly.

It also makes me crazy. For example, writing this post is the last thing on my to-do list for today. The rest of my list is all over the map, between job related tasks, “housekeeping” tasks, and personal things like making plans with friends. And then there are the things that aren’t on my to-do list, like working out and trying to relax a little before I go to work this evening.

I learned the hard way that if I don’t stop and take a little bit of “me” time, I’ll go insane. When life is pulling you in a million different directions, sometimes you have to abide by the cliche and stop to smell the roses. For me, this is getting in my daily work out (be it running, yoga, or boxing) and watching Game of Thrones while I eat my dinner before work. Game of Thrones is a whole different story…I just started the series due to nagging by my friends…and now I’m hooked. But it’s a great show to watch and unwind before the rest of my day or at the end of the day.

I guess the point of this post (my ADHD kicking in again) is an apology for being all over the place at times, and also to remind everyone to take a little bit of time for themselves. We’re all busy. Everyone has their lists, organized or not. But I’ve learned from experience and from watching friends and family during their times of stress that if we don’t take a little bit of time for ourselves, we’ll go mad. So, take some “you” time. Do yoga. Be zen. Watch a show on TV; you don’t have to binge watch an entire series, just one episode will make a difference. Go for a walk. Or run. Whatever you like to do where you don’t have to worry about your list for a little while. It’s easier said than done but once you make it a habit, you’ll thank yourself.

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