The world is a scary and unpredictable place. Always has been, and most likely always will be. But it’s not up to you to carry the weight of the world. No one person can do that.
The absolute truth of the matter is that school will always be there. Your health comes first and that might mean taking off a semester or a year or 10 years. And in that time your interests might change and you’ll develop a new focus and a new drive. You may not finish “on time”, but you’ll finish when you’re ready.
I began by making my own granola bars because granola bars (or otherwise termed protein or energy bars) are expensive and often times like eating a candy bar. I enjoy being able to add whatever combination of ingredients together and shaping them into little bites. I generally have my go-to combinations, but the other day I was looking for something a little different and stumbled upon this recipe for a carrot energy bite.
Quite simply, if someone questions your food choices, you can reply that you are choosing the foods you like and the foods that make you feel good.
In case no one has told you lately, you’re doing a really great job.
Have you ever been told you’re “too sensitive”? Do you need to recover after a day of being out in the world? Do you notice subtleties that no one else seems to notice? Are you easily overwhelmed by too much stimulation? You may be highly sensitive. Highly sensitive people (HSPs) are often misunderstood and may have a difficult time navigating a world that does not cater to the highly sensitive. Understanding the condition and recognizing that you have it can be incredibly helpful.
Eating, something we all do multiple times each day, can present with many difficulties for a HSP, so here are my 5 tips for navigating meal times when you’re highly sensitive.
Most people are just figuring it out as they go along. We all make mistakes and learn from them. Or we have great successes and learn from them as well.
So take some comfort in knowing that you’re not the only one winging it. Life is weird. And we’re all still learning.