As pre-health students, we’re often swamped with multiple activities going on in our life that we sometimes forget to take a breather, so how do we keep trudging on? Here are a few things that have helped me along the way:
1.Ranking your activities-
“How is this going to help me in the long run?” This is one of the biggest question that I usually ask myself when I’m torn between certain activities/commitments. Sometimes I take on too much for myself (haha my friends know this about me– such a bad habit) that I get overwhelmed. So ranking the activities that you on which is the most important to you will absolutely help.
2.) Deferring activities-
This basically extends to #1. Given a certain amount of time within the semester, break down the activities that you have then assess the amount of time that you can devote to. With that said, are you able to defer some activities until next semester? That will definitely make your shoulder a lot less lighter.
3.) Connecting with your loved ones-
What usually helps me when I feel like my walls have broken is by checking in on my loved ones. Who knows they may be in the same boat as you, and may need your presence?
Nonetheless, school is a priority, extracurricular activities is a priority, and work is a priority–but, don’t forget that your health is also a priority.