You can’t incidentally overload your student schedule. It begins by making a few promises, two months in advance. Those commitments are laying aside until you need to meet all of them at the same time. Although I’m always trying to balance my schedule, it is easy to mismanage your commitments. Because overloaded schedule, students need to deal with exams, substantial amount of accumulated homework, reading necessary textbooks, participate in student projects, or catching up everything they missed.
I know that this hasn’t been your first time when you unintentionally overloaded your schedule, but I want to share some useful advises how to avoid college overload.
Tips for Getting Off a College Overload
It is always better to prevent yourself from bad things happening than to fix these bad things when they have already happened. However, you can prevent yourself by insuring you don’t come up in one. Of course, some college-related overloads are unavoidable; there are good study tips that can help you to avoid some of them:
1. Organize Your Calendar.
I love all these online PC and App calendars. Put all details of your student schedule into your online calendar and you can easily trace when the events are coming up. The calendar will give you all necessary reminders.
2. Learn to Say NO.
I like to participate in different student projects, but I always make sure that they are the projects that I like to take part, not just some of them forced on me by professors. You need to say NO to the projects that doesn’t bring benefits to you.
2. Give Yourself Some Space
I’m trying not to make promises that I won’t able to keep. You need to let people be aware about where their offer sits on your priority list before you sign up to it. In such way you have more freedom to abandon project if you cannot follow-up it later.
3. Do not Put Away for Later.
Hard deadlines always fall on you together in one moment. Therefore, you need to train yourself to set up your own soft deadlines. I prefer to set up weekly and daily goals to control my work done ahead of time as possible.
You can’t delegate everything in the critical situation. However, if you assisted to other people during their critical circumstances, they will help you when you have your critical situation. Help other people and ask a favor in response when you feel that your schedule is overloaded.