Another week has gone by, exams have been taken, activities have been done, and another week lies ahead. I cannot wait to get this week started! Yes, schooling is difficult, challenging, and time consuming, but it is possible to have free time to hang out with friends. Not only is it possible, I would say it is essential!
Time management is probably the number one key to success during your career here at Hope, or any college for that matter. Take the time to really work hard on your studies, whether it be homework or studying for an exam. This week I had my first exam, it went very well but I did put in a lot of time studying the subject to ensure that I knew my facts! I did not let the fact I had an exam take away all of my free time though. I managed my time wisely and was able to have some movie nights and also play my intramural soccer game.
I would say the important steps to successful time management would be:
1. Start with the homework, work hard on it, and get it done. Try to work on it earlier on in the day because then you have the night up until you go to bed to hang out with friends and not stress. Plus, if you do it earlier on, most likely your friends may still have classes.
2. If you have an overload of homework and you cannot get it done in one sitting and you feel as though you are losing your mind, take a break, hang out with friends for an hour or so and get back at it!
3. Join a fun activity, this way you can know you have something to look forward to and make time for. I decided to play on an intramural soccer team. Here is a picture from our game last thursday. We are the Unathletic Madrid!
We lost 4-1, but we had a blast doing it. These are the activities that help you relax, take the edge off, and help you get back at your homework.
As I learn how to manage my time, things get easier and easier. Thank you all for reading and have a great week!
“Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you are working for the Lord, rather than people.”