Balancing work and school can be a challenge, yet there is opportunity present in adversity. You can use adversity to recognize your limits and re-create your personal boundaries with regard to how much downtime you need and how much work and school time you need in order to be successful and happy in all areas.
Clarity born from the opportunities presented by adversity will help create harmony between work and school commitments, moving us smoothly through both roles with ease and success.
As soon as you begin feeling overwhelmed, you should observe your state of thinking and how it's affecting your actions and your body. Simply being cognizant of thoughts you choose to dwell upon is a sizable first step. Hypothetically, if you are brooding over thoughts of an argument you had with your roommate, you need to acknowledge you can choose to release those negative thoughts. Then you can choose to focus on what you want to create in your life.
According to the science of Ayurveda, an ancient science of self-healing from India, the root cause of all imbalance and dis-ease begins with confusion and the illusion of feeling separated from our Innate Intelligence. To avoid confusion, you should have emotional clarity with roles you play in each of your relationships, whether it be with your parents, lover, boss or neighbors. Upon arising in the morning, your objectives for the day should be clear. Write them down if it helps. Be grateful and joyful that you will accomplish your goals, even before you start your day. Gratitude is a powerful state of grace.
When we are connected to our innate health and Intelligence, we naturally access our best skills. When we are gentle with ourselves and create peaceful thoughts, we instinctively know what choices are best to maintain a healthy balance in our lives.
For example, if you intend to stay fully present for your clients during your massage clinic at school, expect success in that area. When you are clear and focused, without mental distraction, you will deem your clients as whole and complete already. And when you truly listen to what they have to say, you have already achieved success.
According to Ayurveda, compassionate listening leads to powerful healing. From a state of compassion and mental clarity you will be compelled to follow our intuition. That, along with the knowledge you gained in school, will allow you to deliver a truly effective, therapeutic massage.