College can be exhausting. As the workload increased for me, I became more and more weary and tired. It felt like I was being pushed to my limits with the amount of assignments, tests, and meetings that were happening every day.
Initially, it was extremely overwhelming and I constantly felt like I was losing control, unable to hold things in place. That alone scared me so much so that I was afraid to even get started. It wasn’t until my deadlines were two days away that I forced myself to at least begin.
Eventually, once I overcame that, I realized that I just had to take things one at a time. One subject, one meeting, one day at a time. When you have so much on your plate, you realise that it’s almost compulsory to let go of the smaller things. Do however much you can, in whatever time you have. All that matters is that you have done your best.
Additionally, mental health is often neglected during this time because, understandably so, there simply isn’t enough time to take care of it. However, it is important to give it time, especially when the days feel longer than usual. A break from the routine, even if it is for merely thirty minutes, whether it is to grab a quick bite, take a nap or even watch an episode of a light-hearted TV show, can go a long, long way. It not only refreshes you but also gives you enough energy to work better and work harder.
All in all, as time progresses, the courses are bound to get harder for a student. It is important to compartmentalize and then prioritise each task that is to be done, and take it as it comes, instead of worrying about the future. It is also necessary to take care of yourself and take adequate time off so your well-being is maintained.