But being so busy has meant that I've had to focus on what's really important to me. When you want to just crash out and watch TV, you have to push yourself through. Everyone has those moments where you feel like giving up, but what matters is that you push through.
My rehearsal director with my youth company is someone I look up to constantly, and she recently told us all that the moments when you push through tiredness and pain are the moments that truly make you a better dancer and I think she's absolutely right. I also think those moments make you a better person, as you realise how strong you can be and how much you can push through.
So I wanted to share this message with you guys, and to remind you that when life is crazy and it seems like you never have any rest, it will come to an end and you will be stronger for it.
In my crazy life I've been trying to act like a juggler, putting pressure on myself to get too many things done at once (I'm a hopeless juggler!) But now I've realised that I have to let some things go. As a committed dancer, I can't always do the same amounts of work that school friends do or watch so many TV shows, but if I can stay organised and keep priorities running then I know I can manage everything. As well as staying organised, I've started to plan fun things to do after exams are over to keep myself motivated. Beach parties are happening people!
Finally, I've tried to keep a positive attitude. I'm completely not perfect and there have been many times when I haven't managed it, but when I do stay positive it really helps me. I also talked about positivity in my last post about Motivation in Class, as I find it essential in how much I get from an experience.
So to sum this all up, my top tips for when life gets crazy are:
1) Push yourself through it as best as you can
2) Make sure you prioritise what is really important to you
3) Look forward to the end goal
4) Keep smiling!
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