Do you know the feeling when it’s hard to wake up at the morning? When after well slept night you’re still exhausted? Do you feel that you’d need 48 hours a day just to manage to do all the mandatory things in life?
At the moment I’m just waiting for May to come. Time to time this academic year I’ve felt very tired and overwhelmed with everything in my life. I’m studying one full-time degree, some other university courses, working and on top of that planning wedding, blogging and working with couple other projects.
All that could be just fine but my university is in 5 hours drive from my work. So some weeks I’ve traveled 20-30 hours in addition to working 30h and trying to handle my study responsibilities.
I’m happy that this situation is ending for the summer. Then I’ll have only work, wedding and honeymoon. No school or traveling to uni. I’m not yet sure how I’ll carry on next fall but I’ll let you know. At the moment I just try to be well-organized, sleep enough, eat healthy and count days to next day offs and then to summer break from uni.
Today I’ll share my tips on how to deal with exhaustment and extreme busyness. I hope you find these tips helpful!
5 Tips: How to Survive Extremely Busy and Exhausting Times
1. Remember that It Won’t Last Forever
This tip is great if you’re busy with a temporary project like Christmas season or wedding planning. Usually during Christmas season I count days to the end of high peak season (my job is sales related so that’s the busiest time of the year).
2. Try to Find Ways to Relax and Do Other Things Too
I know it’s hard to even think about other things when you’re extremely busy. Anyhow, try to focus on sleeping enough, finding some time for your hobbies, go to massage or just do a deep breathing exercise.
Stress can make sleeping harder and when you’re tired things always seem a bit harder. Try not to get into that circle, or try to end it as soon as possible.
3. Be Well Organized
Sometimes you start to feel busy and stressed because you have to remember too many things simultaneously. Write everything down, start a bullet journal or use calendar.
Which ever works the best for you. Just make sure that you don’t have to remember all the meetings, deadlines, etc. Let the notebook or calendar do that for you.
4. Reschedule Less Important Things
Are you working 60 hours a week and simultaneously planning a holiday with friends, decorating your apartment, training to agility competition and blogging?
Probably all of those things are not urgent. Prioritize the most important ones that have to be done right now, reschedule the others. Mark them in your calendar to a less busy time in your life. That way you can reduce stress in present moment and make sure you’re still getting everything done.
5. Change Something in Your Life
Is everything as urgent? Is the situation more or less permanent? Do you feel that irrespective of all the planning and relaxing you’re as exhausted?
If there doesn’t seem to an easy solution and sleep, relaxing and being well organized doesn’t fix anything, you probably must change something sooner or later.
Could you change a position or employer? Could you drop some courses or responsibilities? Could you move closer to your work or school?
Please consider these changes before it’s too late. Nobody else will change your life than yourself. Think what you want to do and what is important. Focus on those important things in your life and take some time for yourself as well.
All photos of this article are from Pixabay, I’m still using my own ones too in future, don’t worry. These free photo resources are just one way to get through busy times and still create some killer content here. What do you think about bloggers using stock photos in addition to their own?
Have you been too busy or tired lately? How you have fixed the situation? Or what you’re planning to do to fix it?