This semester, I am committed to investing in my life's important relationships. This includes my husband (yes, even though you're married you still need to INVEST in the relationship!), my family, and my close friends. My friend circle is small (that's how I like it) but I cherish every single one of them.
Like I mentioned, I felt like I lost myself a little bit last semester. I was a slave to studying and homework - it consumed me and I let my relationships kind of fall to the wayside. After a few months, I felt lonely and irritated. And I really had no one to blame but myself. I took a step back and realized that my loved ones were constantly reaching out to me, but I wasn't reciprocating. "I'll answer that text later." "I'll hang out with them when I'm on a break from school." Sound familiar?
As silly as it sounds, now I actually schedule in time to hang out with Adam, my family, and my friends every week (okay maybe not as much time during exam weeks, but still, lol). I block time off in my schedule and then when I'm with my people, I make sure to really BE WITH THEM. Aka the phone is put away and the conversations are deeper than gossip.
Investing in relationships is so important because it reminds you of your support system. It reminds you to get out of your own little bubble and care about the lives of those around you. It puts things in perspective. And HELLO it makes life way more fun!
So despite how much you have going on, I encourage you to really make time to invest in the important relationships in your life. It makes life more joyful and reminds you that you're not in this alone.