Okay, J.P here again with a few words of wisdom to prospective college students and college students. As a freshman, I realized how important sleeping is!! Napping is probably what most college students do with their free time! The first few weeks of college during orientation week, there were hundreds of freshman and upper classmen on Trinity lawn until at least 5 or 6 am. It was crazy!
Now that the first weeks of exciting college life has cooled down, homework, procrastinating homework, and keeping a social life intact will probably keep you busy throughout the night, and in some cases, mornings. :(. For me, I have always been extroverted and really outgoing, so I usually would stay up to mingle with friends and just kick it back and relax. I would end up going to sleep around 1 am to about 3 am, and then wake up the next morning uber tired. Then, in my classes, I wasn’t as productive because I barely had any sleep.
After realizing how tired and unproductive I was in class, I knew as a college student, sleep is the number one thing that keeps us going. Instead of doing homework late and socializing with friends, you should sleep! Now, I try to go to bed around 11 pm or even 12 am, but that’s still a lot better than 2 or 3 am. The next morning I’m a lot more awake and energized for my day. You don’t realize how much a couple hours of extra sleep can do. I’m much more productive with homework and more engaging in classes when I get more sleep, and all my classes have participation grades.
Don’t get me wrong, there’s going to be times when you need to stay up late to study for finals, exams, etc, but prioritize your time efficiently. I have had such a hard time trying to prioritize my time between studying, doing homework, socializing, calling my parents and friends, working out, and even eating! College will either help you massively with time management, or break you.
I’m going to post another blog later during the week about my experience climbing HALF DOME! chyeah!
Good Night and God Bless, J.P!