This week I feel like everything has been catching up to me and I am so tired. I consider myself to be a control-freak and a perfectionist which when I’m in the right mindset this works for me perfectly. I plan my days out down to the second and I’m able to get all of my work done. I stay organized and I feel very productive even though I pile too many things on to my days. However, when I have an off day/week I feel like I’m not accomplishing anything and that I’m wasting my time. I have been struggling this week to study so how do I overcome this without exhausting myself and forcing myself to overstimulate myself too much? There are three things I have to do every day: my morning yoga, work out, and crochet. I also walk my dog at least three times a day and I cook myself a good lunch.
My friends who know nothing about coding have been such an amazing support to have the past year, I don’t know how they still like to hear me talk about it. Whenever I have a problem with my code or theres just something I want to share with them, they may not understand it but they let me talk to them about it. It may not seem like much but this also allows me to retain information better because if I can’t explain it to someone who has no experience than I really don’t grasp the concept. Even hearing my best friend tell me “Cmon on buddy just study for an hour and then we can go get boba” is a huge motivator for me to keep pushing and working.
There are many other ways to keep yourself engaged and learning other than studying x amount of hours on the computer. You just have to find something that works for you. That being said, there are days when you can’t do any of this and that’s okay. At the end of the day the brain is a muscle and just like a rest day is important in between work outs, it’s important to give your brain a rest day too or else you will burn yourself out faster than needed. Go for a walk, crochet a sweater, go to the beach, go to that new place you’ve been wanting to try. Let yourself rest. You can always study tomorrow.