While wrapping up my fifth vacation at SSU, I stop for a moment to look back at my previous vacations. No matter what I do during my vacation, I find myself constantly regretting not spending my time more wisely, even when I actually managed my time quite well. I regret wasting the days that I could have spent achieving something, and not achieving the goals I set at the start of my vacation.
What is even worse is that when I finish a semester, I am tempted to follow other people’s vacation plans to keep up with them. I know myself best, who I am and what I can do and cannot do. However, instead of considering my capabilities, I am obsessed with doing as many things as possible. Since it is impossible to achieve all of such plans, I feel depressed and end up thinking I have wasted my vacation.
It took some time for me to realize my limitations, but as the old saying goes, better late than never. If you too are obsessed with setting unattainable goals and trying to achieve them, maybe this is the right time to take a step back. Be practical and know what you can do. Enjoy achieving your own little goals.