Let’s face the facts here shall we? As a college student, life in the summer can be filled with either summer classes, work, internships, craziness or if you’re lazy then nothing at all. Well as a student that has transfered from one university to another and is now facing the penalties of losing credits and class equivalencies, well fear not. Sure I have to stay an extra year at school, but I’m not so concerned about that. What’s really making me stress out is how packed a summer schedule I have and how that may interfere with my diet and exercise.
I won’t lie and say that I have been too “tired” to exercise or I’ll just go ahead and eat that scrumptious, sugary goodness in front of my face. No one’s perfect here. However, if you’re in the same boat I am taking 10 credits this summer, working 5-6 days a week on top of trying to have a social life and exercise/keep healthy–it’s okay. I am overwhelmed and exhausted too. There is a way to beat the madness though!!! The answer? Time Management. It’s that simple. I actually learned this awesome technique at my one of my past jobs, Vector Marketing. Yes, I sold Cutco knives and did very well and had a great time doing it (minus the injuries that can come with it).
The first step to time management?
Buy an hourly planner from Staples or some Office Supply Store. Knowing each day of the week what you are doing hourly is a great way to stay organized. I schedule when I get up, when I have class, work, want to workout, hangout/free time, etc.
The next/final step?
Pick one day of the week to plan each week ahead of time. That way if you’re already committed to something, you don’t take on too much or accidentally forget to do something or see someone. Keep notes in the blocked off times that you are busy as to what you need or anything of that sort. Of course one of my most important times is exercise!! I can’t just say I’m going to workout at one time then change it because either I’ll lie to myself and say I’m tired or go off and do something else. I’ll just disappoint myself.
So it’s really this simple. Just stay organized and committed to your planner and you will have a successful hectic summer!