Being a student athlete?
I'm starting college in Fall 2018, and I'm going to be playing Division 1 soccer at the school. I was just wondering if anyone has advice or any tips that would help with time management?
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First, recognize the opportunity you have before you and focus on developing good relationships with your coaches, team mates, teachers, and class mates. Finding a friend in your classes where you can study together and bounce ideas off will be key in developing a good foundation for your education. Excellent workout habits will enable you to build a strong foundation for being a successful athlete. Finally, as enticing as it may be, stay away from the party scene. Believing you can handle the party scene, school, and athletics, is a mistake. I've seen plenty of student athletes lose it b/c they thought they could handle it.
Scott recommends the following next steps:
<span style="background-color: transparent;">You have to set a routine for yourself and stick to it for the most part. Once you get into the groove of a routine it will be much easier for you to manage your time and have enough time for everything you need to do (including relaxing). Make yourself to-do lists on a weekly basis, use Google calendar or a planner to keep track of events, deadlines, and due dates. In addition to setting a routine and sticking to it, plan out relaxing activities into your day. Or set aside a time, after everything is done for the day, that you can have "me" time. I have also personally found it essential to not only find time for myself but also make use of that time in a way that is best for me and my holistic wellness. I have found the HeadSpace app to be an essential tool in helping me relax and generally feel more relaxed throughout the day, Guided meditation, even if you have a busy schedule, will make you feel more at ease and relaxed throughout the day as a whole (not just when you have the time to relax and focus on that "me" time).</span>
<span style="background-color: transparent;">Set a routine.Use Google Calendar.Set aside Me TimeWrite weekly to-do lists and use a planner.Find a peaceful and restful activity that will help you feel relaxed.</span>
First off, CONGRATULATIONS!
My best advice is to draft a schedule out. I know it is cliche but trust me, it works. Remember to give yourself some time in between your practices just in case they run over. Block off your class, and dedicate your free time to homework, projects, and studying. Make sure you also block off an hour or two to yourself, you'll need it. I know that procrastination is extremely tempting so just be aware of the time. If you need to set alarms on your phone, then do it.
The first year will be extremely difficult no matter what so once you get used to it, the rest of your years will flow better.
Another idea would be to sign up for a college success course if offered on your campus to help you with time management , study skills, etc. Hope this helps!