Do Something Different

Since the start of the new uni semester, I’ve been feeling quite overwhelmed with my work. This isn’t a great start, given that we’re only a few weeks into the new term and I feel like I’m already falling behind.

However, being in my final year and studying three languages does mean I have to put in a lot of work. I’m finding this hard to adjust to because right now, I should be speaking German every day and looking forward to three months in Peru in early 2021.

That’s not going to happen now. Over the summer, I chose to jump ahead into the final year and finish my degree next June.

That means that I will have to really crack on this year. It also means that because I’ve been struggling, I’m having to study more than I’d like to on the weekends.

Usually, I like to work during the week, almost as if uni was a job – 9-5 or 10-6pm. But as I wrote last week, I’m having to adapt right now.

However, I do need to make sure that I don’t just work on weekends like I do during the week – with no distinction between the two.

Last Saturday morning, when I was feeling very demotivated to start work, I decided to do something different. Instead, of starting work in the morning like I do on a weekday, I baked some cakes. It was great fun to create something and gave me the energy to want to work harder in the afternoon.

Right now, I know I have to put in more work on weekends to catch up. But I can still make small, daily choices to help me do the work.

What do you do differently at the weekend? Do you have to work? If so, How do you distinguish it from the working week?