By: Jianna Vasquez
College can be so hectic with a million and three things going on at once. It’s hard to balance social life, school, working, and extracurricular activities. Balancing all these out is sometimes very stressful.
At first, I thought it was only me, who thought that there weren’t enough hours in the day! My mind was always on school or always thinking about the next task that needed to be completed instead if just focusing on one thing at a time.
However, I eventually found that there was thing that worked for me and there was thing that didn’t work for me.
One thing that I always have to constantly remind myself is that it’s okay to enjoy yourself and take breaks from your studies and from work. I know were at a crucial time in our lives where we are constantly trying to better ourselves, learn more and do more in order to get us to that next place in our lives.
But at the same time, we have to remember that we may never come across some of these opportunities again, or we may never see some of the people we meet here on campus, or in our lives, ever again.
With that being said, there are a lot of things that have helped me relax, and unwind a little more. Like putting down my phone for a while, yoga, or going to the movies, even little things like taking the longer way to class just to listen to my music for a couple more minutes.
While you’re caught up in all you work, don’t forget to stop and smell the roses a little more often. You’ll miss a lot of wonderful little things if you’re always too focused on the next thing, because to be honest, the next thing never really gets here. Live in the moment.