Thursday, September 25, 2008

Mastering the act of juggling - Opinion

Daniel Liu is a student at SMU. This excerpt is from an article he wrote for the campus paper about balance in life.
I am going to be honest and candid for a moment. I usually pride myself in my ability to manage my time. Well, I struggled a lot this past week to find balance in my daily activities: classes, studying, Wesley, SigEp, family, etc. What makes this past week different from any other week? Well, according to my Semester-at-a-Glance, we are now five weeks into the semester. This means in two weeks, I have three midterms and two projects due. In three weeks, we have fall break. Take a deep breath!
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Are you cheating yourself? You will inherently have to choose on a daily basis what matters most to you. As a first year and sophomore, I often found myself cheating on sleep. I mean - sleeping is such a waste of time right? Other times, I would find myself too busy to eat. What an irrational thought - but people are doing this everyday. Maybe that's not you. So let me ask you this - how often have you been late for a meeting? Late for class? Late for anything? When was the last time you went to the gym or enjoyed the weather and the beauty of this campus?
Mastering the act of juggling - Opinion