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Navigating the Sea of College Life


Alarm rings Snooze


Alarm rings again Snooze


Ah, the dreaded alarm clock. The bane of every college student's existence.

I know the feeling all too well - hitting snooze a few too many times, only to panic when you realize you're running late for that early morning lecture. It's a daily struggle, especially when you're juggling so many responsibilities.


As a business student for a year, I quickly realized that college life is no walk in the park. Between attending lectures, completing assignments, interning for your dream roles, and participating in extracurricular activities, it can sometimes feel like you have too much on your plate. It seems like the to-do list never ends, no matter how hard you grind all day. There were times when I genuinely thought I was drowning in a sea of deadlines and there seemed to be no way out.


Before I knew it, I was drowning in a sea of papers, presentations, and group projects. But I learned that it's not about the amount of time you spend studying, but rather the quality of your studying that makes the difference.

I tried everything to stay motivated - meditation, caffeine, even motivational speeches - but nothing seemed to work. I was stuck in a rut, and I couldn't find my way out. But then, one day, my professor gave me a piece of advice that changed my life.


"Don't wait for motivation to come to you," she said. "Instead, create the environment for it to flourish." It was a straightforward yet meaningful remark that really spoke to me. The realization hit me. I had been waiting for inspiration to strike me like lightning, but in reality, I had the ability to create the circumstances necessary for success.


When I first started college, I thought I had everything under control. I had a schedule, a plan, and I was determined to succeed. But as the weeks went by, the workload started to pile up, and the stress started to mount. Before I knew it, I was drowning in a sea of papers, presentations, and group projects. But I learned that it's not about the amount of time you spend studying, but rather the quality of your studying that makes the difference. And as I reflect on my first year in B-school, I see that I have come a long way in terms of personal growth and development.


One of the biggest challenges I faced was learning how to prioritize my commitments. I was always excited about trying out new things, meeting new people, and exploring the campus. But as the weeks passed by, I understood that I had to learn how to manage my time better if I wanted to excel both academically and socially.


That's when I came across the concept of time blocking. At first, I was skeptical - it seemed too structured and rigid for my liking. But as I started implementing it, I found that it helped me stay on track and accomplish my tasks more efficiently.


Now, my typical day involves waking up at 7 AM, hitting the gym for an hour, attending classes, studying for a couple of hours, engaging in extracurricular activities, and finally, winding down with some leisure time. I make sure to block out time for breaks and relaxation, as it's crucial to prevent burnout and maintain mental wellness. But even with time blocking, I still struggle with exam stress. It's a common problem faced by many college students. The pressure to perform well can be overwhelming, but I've learned to cope by breaking down the material into manageable chunks and seeking help when I need it.


College life is tough, but it's also incredibly rewarding. A B-School teaches you a lot in life. From Snoozing to Succeeding, a normal college student came a long way!


I've learned so much about myself and the world around me in just one year. And as I prepare for my second year in a B-school, I feel confident that I have the tools and the mindset to succeed. So, to all my fellow college students out there, keep pushing forward - you've got this!

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