There often comes a point in your college career where you find yourself taking on the maximum course load allowed by your institution in an attempt to get ahead or to catch up. Many college students also often find themselves attempting to balance their classes with both a part time job and social life. No matter what is making you feel like you’re stretching yourself too thin, here are a few tips to make college-ing just a little less stressful:
1. Make a schedule
This is an underrated method but it honestly helps so much when you can visualize your day, week, and month. As things come up like social events, work, and tests, jot it down in your phone’s calendar so that you don’t end up overbooking and you can plan for things in advance.
2. Balance your classes with what you need and what you want
Taking classes that count towards your major and graduation as well as classes that you actually enjoy will make your college experience so much better while still being productive. It will make your day feel a lot less monotonous when you actually enjoy going to class.
3. Leave free days to rest or catch up on work
You should have at least two days a week where you have little to no classes and no work to allow you a rest period to recharge. Having things will also give you a cushion to catch up on work and chores that you may be behind on.
4. Wake up earlier
Routinely waking up earlier in the morning will make waking up a lot easier snd leave you more time in the day to complete tasks before school or work. This time can be utilized for things such as completing homework, enjoying a nice breakfast, or exercising. It will also make you feel like a much happier and healthier person.
5. Spread your work over multiple days
Working on homework and assignments a little at a time will ease the burden, prevent your work from piling up, and raise the quality of work that you submit as you get the opportunity to look at things with a fresh set of eyes over the course of multiple days.
6. Don’t be afraid to say no
FOMO is a real thing but if you think that attending that dinner, party, or outing may set you behind on your work or schedule, have the willpower to say “no”. With that being said, don’t jeopardize your social relationships to become a workaholic.