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Time Off

The end of May and beginning of June were quite stressful! I had a lot of exams, long revisions sessions plus a bunch of other things happened. I started a new part-time job, got a position at my University’s sport committee and even had to go to a job training weekend in London (that was long).

I love being a busy person. I feel like I thrive when I have clear goals and tasks to achieve. My weekly schedule was my most precious thing during this period. With 6am starts I managed to workout pretty much everyday, post 2 articles on the blog a week, revise 8 hours a day, do a couple of shifts at work and end my day watching Prison Break with my flat mates.

When I finished my exams and finally managed to stop for a bit…I was exhausted. I was absolutely drained. My mind was restless, always looking for the next thing to do. I couldn’t remember the last time I slept later than 8am or not followed a weekly schedule or ‘do-to’ list. On top of that I had a week full of “last week of the year” events to attend.

So I decided to take some time off. I embraced the fact that I am officially in my Summer Holidays!! No more weekly schedules. I treated myself to long nights of sleep…although I still tend to wake up at around 9am. Slow days with no clear plans. A lot of Netflix and meditation.

To be completely honest, there were days when I didn’t feel great. I felt like I should be ‘more productive’ with my days. However, I kept reminding myself that having some ‘mind space’ is the best I can do for myself right now. I worked so hard, my mind was so busy for weeks. It is time to be gentle with myself again.

I wanted to take a 2 week break from the blog. On the day I was going to post for the first time, I spilled water on my laptop (perfect timing universe)! Don’t worry, it has dried and I am happy to announce the laptop has survived with no clear sign of damage. But I am really happy to be back here!

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This Summer is going to be a busy one (always busy haha). To start with, I am off to Portugal in about 2 days which I am really exited about!

Expect to see a lot more posts here on the blog. Now that I am back, I feel a lot more motivated and excited to start sharing more with you guys. If you have any requests for posts let me know in the comments below. Also, if you would like to keep up with my days and adventures, follow my Instragram (@ines_castro88).

Thank you so much for reading my random thoughts. I am looking forward to writing more in the future. Lots of love,

Ines x


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