One of the beautiful parts of the school year is the routine. Routine provides me with the feeling of contentment and a sense of productivity.
When summer comes around, I get thrown off course. As much as it’s lovely to have time for whatever I want or need to do, I feel the uneasiness of a lack of routine. The first few days off are always the time literally get away and detach for me, but when I return home, I need structure.
I go through this sort of summer anxiety in which I’m getting bearings about what I want or need to do in this time that I have. I feel like I need to fill it to the brim with reading, writing, walking, exploring, learning, organizing, booking … seriously – I need to calm down! Goodness knows I can’t have nothing to do… severe summer ADHD! There has never been a summer where I had no travel or additional work plans.
This summer is much more about diverse travel experiences since we have moved overseas, but my in-between time is a little muddled and disconcerting, however by no means in a negative way. I’m still getting used to the relaxed feel of the mornings, and determining my day plans when I’m ready to get up (when in reality I have them roughly settled in my mind the night before). Soon enough I will feel established in my summer routine, and if I don’t – that’s ok too.
I just need to get over it. (Exhaling…)
3 thoughts on “Summer Anxiety”
So true. How many of us make huge plans too, which never fully get materialized? Friday will be my first day of summer break and I do have a lot planned plus a lot to accomplish. I’m going to take one step at a time, but I love the idea of roughly planning out my day the night before. Anything to help daily productivity!
Enjoy your summer!
You too! Looking forward to seeing you!
So true for me too!