I’ve been trying to make dissertation writing a habit, and it’s starting to stick, but I’m going on a mini vacation to visit a friend soon and I’m afraid it’ll throw off my groove when I come back. Sigh. It’s always hard to have so much writing and work looming because you feel like during your free time you should be working, because there’s always more work to do.
I’ve been working really hard to enjoy myself this summer and still be productive. I think I’ve managed that for the most part as well as starting a new job and working on my dissertation.
I’ve also been trying to commit to getting enough sleep, though that’s hard when you feel like you’re an insomniac. But it does make such a difference. I notice my anxiety decreases and my mood is so much better when I get enough sleep it’s insane.
I think allowing myself to really enjoy things has helped also, and trying not to take on other people’s chaos as my own. That has been a challenge, but I’m getting better at it.
I think that’s really all the thoughts I have for today. My brain is on work/elsewhere. I think I’m going to try to do a “blogust” and blog every day in August, even if it’s just a picture. That might be a fun challenge. I’ll see what I come up with.