February 24, 2017 in College

Hi guys and happy Friday!! The weather is gorgeous out and I’m seriously lovin’ it. Making me excited for spring!

I got through my super duper long week (praise Jesus ) and I wanted to share some ways I was able to get through it without going crazy.

My word of the week I kept telling myself was priorities. I had exams, papers, planning for a conference, and other obligations this week. It was one of those go go go kinda weeks where you’re just like I don’t even have time to pee (ha). I really had to prioritize my time, and some things just didn’t fit my schedule.

-> The gym/workouts. I went to hot yoga on Monday and the gym on Tuesday, but that’s it. I could have gotten up early on Wednesday and Thursday to workout, but it just wasn’t my priority for the week. Working out isn’t everything. Remember that. I knew I wouldn’t be getting a lot of sleep this week, and I know how detrimental it is for our bodies to workout and push ourselves when we are sleep deprived. So the gym and I weren’t super tight this week, but that’s okay. We all need a little bit of a break. We need to prioritize.

-> Blogging. I wish I had the time to respond back to comments quicker and read other blogs/write new posts, but again; this just wasn’t my top priority this week. And I thank you all for understanding that!

When life gets super busy with school and such, I really have to force myself to take a step back and just breathe. I can’t do it all, no one can. I don’t have the time to do all the things I want to do like journaling, yoga, spending time with friends, relaxing, etc. But I know that it’s just temporary and soon I will find the time to do those things again!

*My priority for myself this week was getting through and trying my best with preparing for exams, doing papers/assignments, preparing for a conference I’m on a panel for. And even though I may not do well on those assignments or exams (not a good test taker!! ) I’m still proud of myself for trying my best. I’m proud of myself for keeping my priorities in check. Because a few years ago, I would have pushed myself to get in that gym when I was running off 3 hours of sleep.
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Give yourself some Grace! 

Smile at yourself in the mirror. Pat yourself on the back for doing the best you could. Forgive yourself. Remind yourself that failure is inevitable, that messy times don’t last forever. 

Give yourself Grace. We are all still learning. 

Whatever you had to prioritize this week, I am proud of you for doing that: for getting accomplished what you wanted to, for remembering what’s important. And if you had a hard time prioritizing that thing, remember to just give yourself some grace. God’s grace is sufficient for each and every one of us. Always remember that friends.

Now tell me: 

What are your weekend plans? ( I don’t have a whole lot yet. Spending time with friends, homework, church!)

Have a happy happy Friday my loves. Sending all the love!



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  • Reply Emily February 24, 2017 at 3:39 pm

    Yes to this Lyss; I’m glad you put the other priorities lower on the list and got in the sleep and good nutrition and doing school. These are really good reminders.
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    • Reply Alyssa February 26, 2017 at 7:31 pm

      Thank you Em <3

  • Reply stephanie February 24, 2017 at 3:39 pm

    Again a very poignant article!!! You must love yourself no matter what!!!! Find praise in what you do no matter what the outcome is! That is awesome!! Love you!!

    • Reply Alyssa February 26, 2017 at 7:31 pm

      Thank you Mom 🙂 Love you

  • Reply Joyce @ The Hungry Caterpillar February 24, 2017 at 7:36 pm

    I’m not a great test taker either. On those kinds of things, your best is all you can do. <3 I hope they went well for you, though.
    I love that phrase, "Give yourself Grace." I had a roommate who used to say that all the time. Such an important reminder.
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    • Reply Alyssa February 26, 2017 at 7:32 pm

      Thank you so much Joyce! And it really is such an important reminder!

  • Reply Megan Hallier February 24, 2017 at 8:56 pm

    Looking after yourself is so important. I hope you have a restful weekend. My dad is bringing my brother up to university so I get to hang out with them which is so nice. I miss my family so much.
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    • Reply Alyssa February 26, 2017 at 7:32 pm

      I hope you had a restful weekend too! So exiting you got to see your brother

  • Reply Melanie February 24, 2017 at 9:01 pm

    Great post! I have three exams next week so I definitely want to keep my priorities in check this weekend. I want to study but I also want to focus on getting enough sleep, fueling my body, and taking time to hang out with family! Love what you said about giving ourselves grace. Happy Friday Alyssa! 🙂

    • Reply Alyssa February 26, 2017 at 7:33 pm

      Best of luck with studying love! You got this <3

  • Reply Heather @ Polyglot Jot February 24, 2017 at 9:48 pm

    So glad you got through a tough week! 😀 Enjoy your weekend with family!
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    • Reply Alyssa February 26, 2017 at 7:33 pm

      Thanks so much Heather!

  • Reply Abigail T February 24, 2017 at 10:51 pm

    I’m learning about prioritizing too! Love your sentence “God’s grace is sufficient for each and every one of us.” SO TRUE. Thanks for the good reminders.

    • Reply Alyssa February 26, 2017 at 7:34 pm

      Thank you for stopping by Abigail!!

  • Reply Sarah February 25, 2017 at 9:36 pm

    This weekend I am prioritizing relaxing! Which is really really hard lol. I am so glad I read this post, because I was struggling with “chilling.” Hope you’re having a great weekend Lyss.
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    • Reply Alyssa February 26, 2017 at 7:34 pm

      Thanks babe <3 Hope you are too! Give yourself time to just do nothing!

  • Reply Edye February 26, 2017 at 12:34 am

    My weekend plans are going to Ikea with the fam (done), watching more Bates Motel (in the process), and reading my bible more (doing! ) 🙂
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    • Reply Alyssa February 26, 2017 at 7:35 pm

      I heard that was a great show! Hope you are enjoying your weekend!

  • Reply Liv @ Healthy Liv February 26, 2017 at 3:27 am

    Giving myself grace is something I’ve been working on, too. It’s a lot easier to look for our faults sometimes but encouraging ourselves is so important, like you said. Hope you’re having a great weekend, Alyssa!

    • Reply Alyssa February 26, 2017 at 7:35 pm

      So true, easier said than done for sure. Hope you are having a great weekend too love!

  • Reply Julia @ Drops of Jules February 26, 2017 at 11:53 pm

    I think about my priorities all the time, essentially thwarting the idea of having priorities in the first place. But I’m slowly figuring it all out. It’s a growing process aint it! I love that you’re taking the time to evaluate all of this though. That shows maturity and mental well being!
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    • Reply Alyssa February 27, 2017 at 3:45 am

      thank you so much Julia! <3

  • Reply Kristy from Southern In Law February 27, 2017 at 10:39 pm

    Yay for getting through a tough week – and for realising you needed to give yourself some grace!

    We are often our own worst enemy. For me, I always find it easiest to look at myself as a friend vs as myself because I am stupidly hard on myself but to others I’d be like “what are you talking about?! Don’t be silly! It’s FINE!”
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