Are you finding no time for the things you need or want to do? Not enough time to study? Not enough time to explore Chicago or go out with friends? Chances are, you’re not alone.
Is it just me or do the weeks go by extraordinarily quickly? This week, it literally seemed like the days didn’t even exist! I end classes by 5 p.m. three days a week. I come back to my dorm, maybe relax a little, eat and jump right into work. I’m taking five classes this semester and it’s tough to keep up with all five of them. I find myself staying up until 2 a.m. or 3 a.m. some nights even when I have an 8 a.m. class the next morning. I also normally multitask with what I am doing. For example, while I am writing in the middle of a philosophy paper, I’ll have a tab open solving organic chemistry problems online! This is probably not the most efficient way to get work done, but it works for me most of the time! I think it’s just amazing how the mind can quickly switch from one task to the other. It is just like text messaging while studying for a test. Our mind can quickly focus on a conversation, then go back to studying.
Making lists is another way I tend to get my work done and prioritize. I’ll type up a sticky note on my laptop and every time I complete one of the tasks, I delete the task. It helps me because as much as I love seeing the tasks diminish, I also love knowing that I had a productive night. It’s so easy to procrastinate! I try to be as productive and prioritize my tasks during the week so I can somewhat relax over the weekend. Ha. Just kidding. That’s a joke. A typical weekend is spent studying and working just as much or even more than i work during the week! I wish I had time to just put life on hold. But that’s just too much to ask for. Might as well figure what works for you and go with it! Ask yourself what works for you and go with it! College is the time to build the foundation you want for the rest of your life!
How do you work most efficiently? What ways do you prioritize? Those are some good questions to start with.
Think about it.