By Vaishnavi Warrier
A few weeks ago, I was sitting on my couch, tired. Very tired, due to all the school assignments and tasks that I had to finish (and ultimately did). I had consumed all my energy, by devoting it to the completion of these tasks alone. I couldn’t even bring myself to step out of my couch and place my foot onto the floor. “But I like to study the subjects that I’ve chosen,” I thought to myself, “and I should be happy doing the large amount of work that has been given to me. I’m not supposed to be getting tired of it.”
I closed my eyes, took a deep breath, and told myself, “Stop saying that. Just because you are fond of what you are studying doesn’t mean that you will not grow weary after spending a long time on it.” I began to feel that I was done for the day, and I let that thought stay. I took the remaining part of the day to do what I love.
I let my brain and my mind calm down, from working for a very long time. People tend to believe that doing what they love and are passionate about, is not supposed to tire them out; they’ve chosen what they’ve wanted for a reason.
However, this does not mean that you should keep working even after you’ve reached your limit. Yes, it is important to stop procrastinating over things that are nearly due and you should not think about giving up, but work to your limit. Don’t try to go beyond what you have done, if you don’t have the energy to do so. It will exhaust you, both mentally and emotionally.
Take a break.
Cool yourself down.
Clear your mind, and start fresh.