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Do you have time for yourself in college?

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Sahar’s Answer

Hi Daniela,

College is a busy time for students, but it's all about how well you manage your time. Anything is possible if you can be organized & boost your time-management skills. As you are in school, one might start taking on more (more classes, an internship or a job, double-major, extracurriculars, etc.). It can be a busy and/or stressful time for a student, but it's okay to feel overwhelmed because that is 100% normal. An important thing to note is no matter how busy or stressed you are, always make time for yourself. Personal-time is always needed especially during busier times like final exams, deadlines, etc. It's important to catch-up on your hobbies, passions, social-life with friends, or whatever else makes you happy. It's okay to take a step back sometimes and catch your breath.

Now if you're not necessarily interested in completing the activities above (working a job, extracurriculars, etc.) or don't have a specific timeline that is completely fine too. Again, school and building yourself to be ready for the real world is important, but every human is different and goes at their own pace.

It sounds silly, but to be better at time-management and organization here a few things I found that helped:
1. Utilize an agenda/calendar.
2. Color coding your agenda, notes, etc. can help manage the flow of responsibilities/information you have.
3. Make a list of your tasks for the day, week, or month and prioritize the most significant ones with deadlines.
4. Take it one step at a time. Complete one task (studying for an exam, going to doctor, etc.) at a time and when that's done, move on to the next. It sounds simple, but sometimes people get overwhelmed because they try to do all of their projects at once which doesn't work for anyone.
5. Be on time.
6. Try to implement a daily routine for yourself.

I hope all this helps. Best of luck to you!
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Donna’s Answer

Yes, you absolutely have time for yourself in college. You need to make sure to balance your classes with homework/your studies and not overload your semester. I would look to stagger out as best as possible each semester 1-2 difficult courses with some other courses that you might need to take and that wouldn't necessarily tax your time too much. Depending on your workload is how you will need to adjust each semester to ensure there is time for you. The main key for me was not to take on too much at once especially like extra jobs, long hours. It will be critical for you to take a good look at your semester and outline an organized plan for yourself. Everyone is different in what will work best for them however, you can accomplish anything you set your mind too! Never give up! Good luck on your journey!
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Juan M’s Answer

Absolutely! It is important to make time for yourself while in college and it is encouraged. Yes, college is about gaining an education. So, you should expect to be busy and prioritize your academics. However, you still need to make time for yourself and have fun. Do not take yourself to seriously while in college. Enjoy it while it lasts. Time management is key. College is about learning, personal growth, and self-discovery. Professors understand that students are human too.
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Paul’s Answer

Yes! Of course you do BUT you have to be disciplined and maintain a good work/life balance. You have to remember that you're there not only for the educational component but also the social. College is a great place to build your network for career opportunities. You don't want to socialize too much because your grades will suffer but at the same time you don't want to spend all your time in your dorm room or library studying and working on projects. When I was in school, I wrote out a weekly schedule and had specific time slots for classes, studying, parties, etc. This helped me to stay on track and ensured I maintained a proper balance.

Good luck.
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Gabby’s Answer

Hi Daniela! You will find that one of the main takeaways and skills you can learn in college is time management. This skill will be useful throughout your education, career, and life and it is learned by experience. A good first step is to create a priority list and goals that you want to achieve throughout your time in college. Think of career aspirations, personal goals, relationships, and health. Time management skills are your ability to create an equilibrium of your responsibilities and priorities. Since college is busy, you will find that at times your energy will may be focused on one thing more than another (for instance, during finals you can kiss your social life goodbye), but it is important to always come back to your equilibrium in the long term. Commit to self check-ins to be sure you are spending your energy in the right places to help you develop this skill!
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