Elizabeth DiLoreto, Assumption College
September 28, 2016
It’s quickly approaching that time of the semeseter when every possible club, activity, and event you’ve signed up for is really getting into the groove-- all while your classes are starting to pick up steam. Great. College is fantastic when it comes to trying new things and finding those few activities that really resonate with you, but the key word is few. Very often we find ourselves with a bit more than a few activities on our plates. For example, here is my schedule from the SECOND week of school this year.
I would like to point out that there are some things that I could not fit into my schedule, noted in the bottom right corner. All this is well and good, yet one of the most neglected parts of this weekly plan is the time for school. And isn’t that the main point of college? I still keep this in mind as I stayed up at hours not listed on said schedule completing work I wish I had completed before. That brings me to the second most neglected portion of this schedule, time to myself.
There are some things that cannot be changes in a schedule, such as class and meeting times, yet there are some things that can be implemented to maximize the little time one has.
While there are many small changes one can make throughout a day, the main point is to make time to provide self-care so the activities that would do complete by the end of the day truly reflect your whole ability that you can possess.
Elizabeth DiLoreto is a senior hailing from Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts. She represents Region I of the Student Advisory Committee. Elizabeth is completing her senior year with a Biology major, concentration in Neuroscience, and minor in Psychology.
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