Take the Time for Yourself in College

Where do you start in trying to balance out your schedule? During the summer, as part of college life, you will at some point attend an orientation. During that time you will get your schedule for the semester. After a few weeks into the semester, some of you will probably find a little bit of difficulty in trying to balance finding time for your studies and finding time for yourself. College life is quite different from that nice relaxing home life, right? Yes, it is important to study for those exams and earn that coveted A. However, it is even more important to mentally and physically balance your schedule in order to get that A in a healthy and happy way!

Find The Balance In Your Schedule

Get In That Personal Time!

  • Even if you have a schedule that is tight or intense, always make sure you take some time for yourself every day. Use that time to rest your mind and body, read a nice book (one of my favorite activities!), bake something (no one can say no to cookies or brownies right?), or finally take care of that laundry that’s been piling up.

Set Up Your Own Schedule

  • Make up your own schedule that will be easy for you to keep track of. Make sure you schedule in your classes first. Then fill up the remaining space with time for sleeping, studying, eating, or creative activities (sometimes if I was not busy on a particular day or if I just needed a much needed break, I would just do some writing; I would not care what was written down, and it helped me ease my mind and relax after a very busy day). Once your schedule is made, stick to it! If you do not stick to it, that balance will be hard to find.

Dealing with Hateful Tasks

  • There might be that one thing you have to do every day that you really do not enjoy (homework for example?). To make it more bearable, make this the very first task on your daily schedule and give yourself a reward afterwards (doing a nine page report for my English class was always rewarded by a really sweet snack or a horror movie marathon!).

What Else Can You Do For Your Schedule?

Be sure to:

  • Hang out with new friends.
  • Choose one evening in which you can have the night out. Go to the movies, have dinner with family, or just go for a walk in the park.
  • Find out who you are as a person.

Now you might be wondering what I mean when I suggest “finding out who you are as a person.” This is the main point I want to discuss. Balancing that crazy college schedule will ultimately define your overall college experience. Some will have trouble with this, and others will make the most of it. It’s all about who you are and who you choose to be. I know it sounds mystical and silly, but it can actually work if you set your mind to it!

Find Your Balance And Get Some Relaxation!