It gets pretty hectic around midterms with papers and exams all at once, but its only a couple weeks out of the semester that are that bad for me. I enjoy going to class (except for french, its overkill and im sick of friggin french, this is my fifth year studying french) and I find the workload of my classes to be adequate but no more and no less. I was enrolled in a horrible class that my advisor even said was bad and I dropped it because it was bothering my stable feeling. The syllabus was the size of a book and I was like “no thank you”.
I have plenty of time to go to the gym (my favorite thing to do) and hangout with my friends on the weekends though. College is all about your IQ. Some people take way longer to study and learn material, I learn if I just give it an honest effort and then I retain the knowledge for a long time. I am on academic scholarships which have me going to school for free, so I am fortunate to have above average intelligence and therefore not be strained by college.
But the real world is different. I am putting in much less time than people with real jobs and I am getting too used to it. I’m in for a wake up call when I enter the work force. 40 hours a week is a lot more work than what I do now, that’s for sure.
Don’t use drugs or alcohol, duh, I smoke but that’s unhealthy and I can’t recommend it even though it does relieve stress and anxiety. I find that breaking things down into smaller pieces is how I handle being swamped with work, and setting aside time for leisure every day is also important for me. For example, I have a test and quiz tomorrow but I have already studied and am on my laptop again.