College Life USA | Making Room for Inspiration

When it comes to going to college in the the USA, there will be days when the workload is so large and never-ending, it may feel like you are not getting anything accomplished. It could be, on an off chance, that the amount of work you have to do is creating a bottleneck for your inspiration. There is no reason to fret over such circumstances. In fact, fretting will almost definitely make it worse. Be sure to take your time. Breathe deep. Even if you knock one thing off your list a day, that’s movement and progress.

This may sound a bit backwards, but when your work gets to be so grossly overwhelming, it is sometimes a good thing to take a couple steps back. Go for a walk. Clear your head. Get a fresh perspective. Maybe tidy up your room, sweep and clean. Organize and reorganize your desk. Sometimes it’s just a matter of making new space so your thoughts can flow freely.

If you find your workload is still weighing heavy on you, or perhaps your thoughts are stale and repetitive, get in touch with a friend, someone you can brainstorm with. A friend can help jostle the mind just enough to knock loose a few of those rocks and pebbles to get the gears turning again.

In these scenarios, it is also a good idea to prioritize your work. Some work will be more important than others. Let’s say you have a paper to work on, a test to study for, and a book to read. Ask yourself, What class am I doing the best in? What class am I struggling with? You may want to give more energy to that class you’re struggling with. Many times this takes an extra bit of effort, because let’s be honest, who doesn’t want to put the difficult stuff on the back burner?

When you have a lot of work to do, and you will at times, it’s beneficial to take one step at a time. Check one thing off the list and move to the next. Diligence is important. And again, there’s no need to stress yourself out more than you already may be. It’s not the end of the world. It’s simply college in the USA.



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