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Finish to-do list pushes individual forward

These last few weeks of school are proving to be one extremely stressful event after one extremely stressful event.

My “To-Do” lists are three pages long, and scheduling in eating time is almost a necessity.

I have several loads of laundry to do and the state of cleanliness that my room is in is not a sight for sore eyes.

I’m at the point where I want to sit on my futon and take a long hiatus and crank out all four seasons of the TV series “Archer.”

However, I know that it’s not going to get me anywhere.

I have presentations and a final GSW paper, and that Spanish exam that is looming over my head is not going to translate itself.

I realize I have a responsibility to myself and to the University.

But how can I tackle the overwhelming feeling of, “You must do this, to need to do this.”

A few days ago, I realized it was all up to me to alleviate the stress.

It was all in my head.

Knowing myself, I devised a system to assist me in getting everything done:

Step 1: Realize that you have a very long “To-Do” list, and then focus only on the item at the top of the list.

Step 2: Do said item and when you have finished, cross it off.

Step 3: Continue with every item [using step 1 and 2] until your entire list has been crossed off.

Important tip: If you get tired or bored, get up for 10-15 minutes to do something you want to do, then come back to it.

If you come home to a messy house, apartment, room, what have you, clean it before you begin on your “To-Do” list. It will make everything seem organized and where it should be.

Once I had put my steps in place, I realized the plan was fool proof.

I knocked out six pages of my paper, I finished all of my procrastinated homework due for Spanish, I and even had time to squeeze in a few episodes of Netflix.

It made me realize that I spend a lot of my time worrying about how I’m going to get everything done verses actually doing the items that need to be completed.

I have been wasting so much time stressing out about wasting time.

The week leading up to exam week can be stressful, but if there was one important thing I have learned in my first year of college, it would be time management.

The funny about having a lot on your plate is many of us, including me, don’t realize that it’s unnecessary to bite off more than you can chew.

The other food will still be waiting for you to finish it. Do what you can, when you can.

It may seem that there are too many hours in the day but when it comes down to it, you can do whatever you set your mind to.

As we quote Buddha, “All that we are is the result of what we thought. The mind is everything. What we think, we become.”

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