Towards this time of year, it can seem like your life is like a game of Jenga. With so many blocks being pulled out as you finish different tasks and new ones are added on top, it can seem overwhelming. However, realizing that this tower doesn’t have to fall is an important part of having a fulfilling end to the semester.
You know how during sports practices and the likes coaches always say “finish strong?” Well, this can apply to a wide array of things. Anything from organization’s final moments to those tests that you just feel like you can’t study for anymore, should be treated with this “finish strong” mentality.
I know that for me, a lot of my extracurricular activities focus heavily on end of the year involvement. Shaun Cass Improv’s biggest show is always our last. It involves planning, promotions, and practice. This can be tiring. But, once it is done, the fact that I remained committed is enough.
For Lifestyles, the Peer Education program comes with banquets and applications for the following year. This means filling out forms and having to move schedules around. But these final things are still important to attend and making it work around your schedule involves a lot of time management.
Other things that can make studying feel impossible are work schedules. While often able to do homework at the desk, sometimes it can be hard to focus. The way to beat this, I have found, is to only bring homework to the desk. Whether that means leaving your laptop or just having less to occupy your time, you can help yourself focus.
That being said, final notes I would give is to realize that at the end of the day, school does come first. And, while this college offers a lot of opportunities to expand yourself, it is a college and gaining professional knowledge is what matters. Good luck to everyone with the final weeks of the semester.