The uneventful pressure of the summer months

Sometimes we pile too much pressure on ourselves, we build up to-do lists which are filled to the brim with ‘small’ tasks and then due to the sheer number we never make it too the end; but rather than getting up the next day & just completing that list, we hide away and bury our head under the sand.

I’ve started ignored the increasingly long to-do list and abandoning my email inbox, acting ignorant to the amount of work I have to do. I’m doing this because 2 months ago when I finished uni, I tried to do too many things at a point where I needed to take a step back and re-assess where I am and where I want to go!

The issue is people keep passing on contradictory advice, telling me that I need to find a job ASAP, yet also saying this is the perfect opportunity to travel and experience the world. On top of this I have all these ideas buzzing round my mind that I want to make a reality, but a combination of doubt and pure laziness means i’m not putting in enough time.

I’m not sure if any other students or recent graduates are feeling similar, stuck in a moment of overwhelming possibilities yet lacking the motivation and urgency to get it all done!? 

If anyone has any advice on how to break out of this rut and gain the momentum back then please let me know in the comments or drop me a tweet

  • Tee

    Hey girl I can relate to your post I’m a graduate who just completed an internship and now I’ve gone back into a shell of feeling incompetent and unmotivated and I don’t know how or when I will snap out of it. So when you find any solutions or advice please holla at me Tee

  • suzymarie56

    I had exactly the same thing recently (delayed from finishing my degree perhaps haha) and it’s a really confusing way to feel! You just need to step back for a moment and really think about where it is you want to go. BUT I will say that there’s no major urgency to make a decision unless of course you’re financially pressed or whatever – you’ve got an entire lifetime ahead of you to make job decisions and travel decisions. Take your time and enjoy yourself xx

  • Aww thanks Suzy! It is nice to hear people say that, I took the last week off from a lot of stuff & partly to prepare my stuff for traveling and I now feel much more refreshed and motivated! Such a bizarre and strange way to feel! You feeling back into it all now?? 🙂