Now when the semester is about to come to an end I can really start to feel the pressure. We only have two weeks left until graduation and a million things to do before then. On top of that I am working on my entrance assignment for KEA (Copenhagen School of Design & Technology). It’s a lot of things going on at once. It’s not a pressure that someone else puts on me it’s just myself. I am sure a lot of you know the exact feeling. I just want to do good. Not for others but for myself.
Sometimes putting a lot of pressure on yourself can be your own worst enemy. I have learned over the years that taking a mental as well as a physical break from things can be really beneficial. Just to think about something else for a moment. Do something good for yourself. Usually I go for a long walk, go to the gym or meet a friend for a coffee. Today I decided to take a little time to myself. I went for a short walk and then grabbed a coffee and a croissant at my local bakery. There I just sat for an hour reading in my favorite magazine and forgot about the rest. You leave feeling energized (not just from the coffee) and motivated to go back to work.
I was actually reading an interview with Allison Janney and I just found her career and life story very inspiring. “I’m so proud to be able to say it, and I’m going to say it right here: I’m Allison Janney, and I’m an actress. She tells me it was her first time she truly felt comfortable claiming her profession out loud.” Don’t be scared to dream big and be proud of every achievement you reach along the way. Small victories are also victories. We should all remember to be proud of ourselves and praise ourselves a little more often.