Balancing school and social life

Rachel Bell born in New York City and raised in the suburbs of New Jersey, she currently resides in Tampa, Florida. She is a junior communications major and aspires to work in the entertainment industry after she graduates with honors. Her hobbies include drawing, anything outdoors, fashion, and hanging out with her friends and family.

Binge watch yet another season of Orange is the New Black on Netflix, start your ten page paper thats do tomorrow, or go out? These are among some of the biggest dilemmas college students face today.

Procrastination every college student’s worst habit.

Procrastinating most of my life, I learned when I went to college that time management is essential in order to be successful.

I learned to stop being lazy and to become more organized.

With that being said, college is said to be the best four years of your life. I learned after my freshmen year of college that balancing my time effectively will reduce stress and allow me to enjoy and make the most of my college experience.

Instead of anticipating the stress and feeling extremely overwhelmed, I believe that anyone can be successful by managing their time effectively.

I learned that being organized is a necessity. Instead of constantly lying to yourself saying ‘Oh yeah, I’ll remember that’ do yourself a favor and buy a planner.

A planner saves you time. Instead of continuously lying to yourself, write everything down.

Planning out your week, writing down assignments, due dates, and even plans can help you learn how to strategize your time.

Next, I learned to stop being lazy. Yes, I know everybody has those days where they sit in bed all day and binge watch a TV show, but learning how to break the habit will make your life much more easier.

I promise You’ll thank me later.

Doing homework once it is assigned will prevent you from waiting until the last minute. Trust me, no one has every said they felt guilty for doing something on time.

I also find it extremely helpful to start projects in advance instead of doing it all in one sitting. By doing a little bit each and everyday can prevent you from stressing out the night before.

The final factor in balancing your time management, is by incorporating ‘Me Time.’ ‘Me Time’ is a necessity in any college students life. Sometimes you just have to take a step back and relax for a few moments or even an hour. To allow to think freely without preoccupying yourself even more, turn off your phone, computer, or social media. This impedes me from procrastinating and dreading it even more.

By making your time for yourself, you will be able to de-stress and think about everything you have to do.

Time management has enabled me to enjoy my college experience without anticipating those overwhelming feelings. Instead of being stressed this has allowed me to be successful.

I learned how to value my time and balance my school work and social life.
By making time for yourself, work, and friends can

Time management has enabled me to enjoy college without the overwhelming feelings of stress and to be able to go out a couple days during the weekend and weekend.

Balancing your time equally between these two environments can ultimately ensure a stress free experience.

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