Happy Thursday, Readers! I hope that your days are going well and you are getting ready for an awesome weekend. How was the Hope/Calvin game? Heard Hope won – no surprise.
Do you all want to know what I did yesterday? I did absolutely nothing. I made dinner, did homework, and laid in my bed until I decided to go to bed at 11 p.m. My friends were out on the town, but me? I was bed. And I was so happy.
Three weeks ago when I arrived in Ireland, I never expected to be in my bed this early, especially when I didn’t have class in the morning. I thought I would be constantly going going going, always seeing something new or finding some new little cafe or pub where I would drink English Breakfast Tea, eat a scone, and enjoy a cider. I didn’t incorporate down time into my semester as silly as that sounds. But I’m here to tell you today that down time is ABSOLUTELY needed, as I discovered yesterday by being oh-so-lazy.
I think this need to be going all the time has something to do with FOMO (fear of missing out). I felt like if I was constantly going and seeing new things, I wouldn’t feel like I was missing out on anything. However, the reality is that if I’m exhausted from going all the time, I’ll be missing out on experiences anyway. So last night I decided that I wasn’t going to feel bad about myself for staying in and having a lazy night. It’s perfectly healthy to take a night (or two) to stay in and work on your mental health and get cozy with a good movie on Netflix. So while all of you are getting ready for the weekend, remember that if you aren’t feeling like doing anything, it’s okay! Take a night for yourself and do something the next night. You know yourself better than anyone.
Today will be the day that I enjoy the experience of staying out late with friends and walking Grafton street late at night, and I have my lazy night of yesterday to thank for that enjoyment.
Until next time, Readers!