Monday, March 27, 2017

The inevitable panic

Today is the first weekday of Spring Break. This week promises to be full of rain and (if the weekend is any indicator) incessant barking at squirrels.

This is my “panic day.” Whenever I have a break that is more than 3 days, I have 2 days of just chilling out, being lazy, doing things on my own time. Then, on the third day, I panic. I have so much to do! I don’t want to make a list of it because then I am just disappointed when I don’t accomplish everything or I feel pressure.

All of a sudden, on this third day, I start to feel like the break is going by so quickly. I try to plan when I will do the household chores - do them all at the beginning? Or give myself time to relax? I mentally think of friends I need to meet - will it take too much time out of my precious time off to drive out of town to meet them? I think about school work that I have to do - usually I try to NOT do work, but this year it is unavoidable, due to some special events occurring the week after break.

I should start scheduling this day in for myself. Two days of rest, one day of panic, then enjoy the rest of break if you can.



  1. I am right there with you. Seven days stretch out before me. It seems like so much right now, but it passes so quickly. Have a wonderfully regenerative break.

  2. Glad you have this down to a science. Revel in this day of panic and then move on to more fun during break! Rainy days call for some time with homemade cookies, a glass of milk, and a good book!

  3. It goes sooooo fast.. especially when you are just running errands!