When I woke up yesterday to go to my meeting with Raymond, I packed my bag with clothes for the gym and work for the library. I had my meeting with Raymond and then headed toward campus. I went to the gym, did my workout, and then, of course, walked straight home – the work in my bag left sadly unattended. On my walk home, I noticed that the weather had become sunny and warm – very springlike. So when I got home I was overcome by a very severe case of spring cleaning fever. I spent more than two hours cleaning the kitchen, family room and my already clean bedroom. As I did these things, I made a decision: no work until the sun goes down.
I woke up this morning and made the exact same decision. I spent the day rearranging the eggs my housemates and I had dyed until they were in the perfect position for an Instagram post. I walked with one of my housemates to Lucky’s Market, where I spent $30 on things I didn’t need: fruit and coconut water – which, on its own, tastes like sweat by the way – for a smoothie, a rotisserie chicken and some flowers. I made my smoothie, de-chickened my bird, called my dad and took a shower.
But on neither occasion did I regret my decision, despite the fact that I have a thesis due on Friday and feel horrifyingly lost and overwhelmed when it comes to my capstone project. So as I stood in the shower this afternoon, I thought about why I repeatedly made this decision. Was it just senioritis kicking in? Maybe so, but I realized for me senioritis is about more than just being tired and sick of work. It’s about prioritizing other things over work. As the amount of work I have piles up and the pressure to power through increases, I allot less and less time to it and more time to things that make me increase me personal happiness. And in doing so, I almost feel less stressed, because I am happier. I know everything will get done. When has it ever not?
So how is everyone else coping with their senioritis? Has anyone avoided it? Has any person ever?