March 13, 2017 =========
☆ grueling 厳しい
A grueling activity is extremely difficult and tiring to do. For example, you might have a grueling schedule. Last year my kids had a grueling schedule actually. It was exhausting!! Monday after school they did school soccer. Tuesday, they did after-school study. Wednesday my older son had club soccer training. Thursday my younger son had club soccer training. Then Friday my older son had more club soccer training. As if that wasn’t grueling enough, on Saturday they had Japanese school, and on Sunday, they played in soccer matches.
My goodness! No wonder they were always so exhausted. This year, luckily our schedule is not quite so grueling, and we have “free time” on Wednesday and Friday after school. Do you or your kids have a grueling schedule? What do you do to relax when work or life is too grueling?