Thankful Thursdays: Down Time

 - by lexie

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On March 16th I officially finished rotations for my dietetic internship. For the past 9 months I feel like the internship has consumed about 95% of my time. After interning for 8-9 hours a day I would go home only to spend more time studying and writing up assignments. Although it was exhausting, it was completely worth it and I can honestly say I loved all my experiences and the opportunities the program provided.

Since finishing rotations, I suddenly found myself with so much extra time. I didn’t have a full-on demanding schedule and I could take viagra 50mg things at a slower pace. It took me a few days to adjust to this but then I realized my mind and body needed the down time. If I wanted to lay on the couch and watch re-runs of Real Housewives I let myself. If I wanted to lay in bed for an hour after waking I listened to my body and did it. To some, this might be a no-brainer but I have always had trouble simply relaxing. In the past I couldn’t totally relax without thinking of all the other things I had to get done, everything I could be or should be doing instead of just laying and relaxing. I was like this through college too and Kevin would constantly be reminding me to slow down and relax. But for me, it was always easier said than done – that is, until this week. Having this down time and beginning each day at a slower pace has made me be thankful for smaller things that I normally would be too rushed to enjoy. I learnt to be so appreciative of things like sitting down for a cooked breakfast and actually taking my time to

savor everything about the meal instead of whipping up a breakfast and eating it while reading emails/checking the weather/doing my hair.

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I became more adventurous in the kitchen, making Brussels Sprouts chips for the first time and eating them in my slippers Smile

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These little things may not mean much to others, but to me they were small things that had a big impact both mentally and physically.

The crazy working world awaits, so for now, each and every day I am going to be thankful for (and enjoy!) this down time.

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  • http://twitter.com/InspiredRD Alysa Bajenaru, RD

    Sounds perfect!

  • Carlene @ Carlene’s Figments

    Congrats on finishing your program! I’m thrilled for you and your trip home.

    • Anonymous

      Thank You! Sounds like you are close to finishing too!!