Hi Future Bearcats:
“How are you?”
I hope your answer would be all “good” or “pretty good”. But if you ask me “how are you?” right now, my answer probably would be “busy” or “very busy” (This is how senior year of college looks like, so enjoy your freshman year!). I am sure there are a lot of people who would have the same answer as me in today’s society. Because everyone is always busy doing something, either at work, at school or even at home. It is especially for you who are standing at fork in the road of life, now is critical moment for you. You are probably facing a lot of pressure from your parents, from your teachers or just from yourself. But I want you to know that you are doing great! It is not easy process to transit from high school to college, but you can definitely do it. Trust me, just as the rainbow after heavy rain is BEAUTIFUL, your college life after this hard time is BEAUTIFUL as well.
Just to help you (and myself) get through this busy schedule, I listed two suggestions that hopefully make this process smoother.
• Based on a quick online survey, to the majority of people, “busy” usually means “unavailable”, “buried”, “overloaded”, “swamped”, and etc. However, when we speak those negative words out loud, our mind will react passively and we will act reluctantly. Scientific evidences proved that words we use daily can be extremely power and shape how our brain interpret our actions. So if we can change our perspectives on “busy” by using positive synonym, such as “engaged”, “captivated”, “productive”, “abundant”, our minds will not regard the “busyness” as burden. As a result, we can finish our tasks with high efficiency.
• Even when we have extremely busy schedule, we should make time for exercising and relaxing. If we constantly overwhelm ourselves with endless work, our body will soon “collapse” and we can get sick easily, which will slow us down even more. Adequate exercise allows our body and our mind to be free from the busy schedule and releases pressures that have been piled up in ourselves. My personal experience taught me that exercising is a great way to refresh our minds and to keep our body healthy. I strongly recommend you to add it into your tight schedule even if just for twenty minutes every day.
I hope the above suggestions can be useful to you. But if you have some kind trick to balance your busy schedule, I would love to hear from you as well. Please feel free to comment or contact me directly.