Spare some time for yourself

It’s always good to have some time for yourself, to sit down and rethink your goals, priorities or pretty much just evaluate everything that’s been going on around you. The hustle and bustle of day-to-day life have probably prevented most from doing so: shuffling to and fro the rowing center from home and from work, preparing dinner, updating training logs. The books that I have planned to read seem to have gone into storage. Today’s the day I put a stop to all the mad rush.

I’m quite a sucker for routines. In my opinion, it makes for better time management, good for the training and at the end of the day, leaves room for contingencies or emergencies. I think it’s when we take our routines for granted, do we then start to forget the meaning of life. That’s why it’s important to be constantly reminded of why we are doing the things we are doing. Be it work, grinding it out on the bike, cutting through the water, punching out numbers, whatever. Sometimes, even the most stressful of times can overcome the most powerful minds. What’s important is that we don’t lose sight of what’s at the end of the tunnel.

There’s been quite a lot on my mind the past few weeks. Everything seem to have decided to fall upon me at exactly the same moment. It has never been a smooth ride for me, and I don’t expect it get any better, in the near or far future. Live with it, adapt, learn to play your cards right. And I still believe that hard work pays off.

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