Life in college is not as hard as it seems. It just seems that way because to the heavy doses of work every day.
Many students find themselves stressing and working tremendously to get work done on time.
However, this is why college is presumed as hard, but all it takes is good decision making, organization, and correct scheduling.
When at college you have the ability to do what you want. No more parents, no more teachers on your back at every moment of the day. It is up to you whether you want to do your homework or go and socialize with your friends.
If you want to be a successful college student, the decision should be easy to make, but here at college, the peer pressure level is at its highest peak and most of the time we put our work aside and take a break.
Unfortunately, our breaks cause us to procrastinate, which is why we find ourselves rushing to get things done right before the deadline.
College is all about doing the right thing. What can we do to make our workload a lot lighter and stress free?
Gather your homework from all of your classes and plan accordingly. Give yourself time to rest. Know what time you eat throughout the day. Plan your day for zero interruptions.
College students allow the idea of stress to enter their mind when they realize how much needs to get done in such little time.
When it is time to work, you work hard and efficiently so that when it is rest time, you can relax without tormenting yourself about the next assignment.
Organizing correctly will allow you to have a stress-free experience at college.
It is easy to become distracted, which is why determination is a key component to staying on task.
While you are working hard, there is always that one person who has nothing to do, who wants something to do.
However, in order to control your workload, you must stay on schedule, which means sometimes you have to be assertive with your friends.
There may be times when you have three or four essays due at once.
Having that many essays to do, which are usually three or more pages, can be extremely stressful and when you allow your schedule to be tampered with, it makes it worse.
Ultimately, a successful college experience depends on how determined you are.
If you believe you can do it, then that's all that matters. Overcome the work overload.
Willis is a student in Dan Mason's class at Mansfield University. To submit an article for consideration as a "Life in a College Town" feature, email firstname.lastname@example.org.