There is nobody that understands the word “busy” like college students. Trying to fit class, work, club meetings, homework, social time, and working out (plus or minus a few activities) into one day is not easy! It takes good time management, perseverance, and a lot of coffee!
Even people that have the best time management skills get tired every now and then. So why as college kids do we do this to ourselves? I believe there are several reasons:
1. FOMO a.k.a Fear Of Missing Out – Everyone wants their 3-9 years of college to be great. That doesn’t seem likely if you spend all your time at home.
2. “It will look great on your resume!” – Professors have figured out that this phrase is a great bribing tactic to use on any students who want to find jobs after they graduate.
3. Saying “no” seems rude – Your friend just said you should apply to be an officer with them in the Aggieville Club (No such thing exists – but we can dream) because it will be fun! How do you kindly say no to that? It’s hard.
For people that have a hard time saying no just remember that it is better to do a few jobs extremely well instead of putting minimal effort into a lot of jobs just to get them done. Figure out what you have a passion for and leave the everything else behind. Do the things that you love to the best of your ability and the rest will fall into place.
Quality; not Quantity.