The article I read explains how studies have shown that people struggle with detaching themselves from work or tasks that are left unfinished. It discusses how people who plan their schedules tend to be less stressed out, rather than those who don't plan at all. This connects to the idea of being overly stressed, as reviewed in class, and putting too much on your plate to handle. Not everyone works as a teenager, but this can also connect to school, dance, sports, etc. Personally for me, I was never one to have missing/unfinished assignments, an increasing number of tardies to my first period, and bad grades. However, since my senior year started, I have been so stressed out every single day and all of these things keep naturally happening on it's own at this point. As it all builds up, it's almost like a domino effect because being stressed out makes me lose sleep, then motivation, which leads to lack of energy, and finally the desire to not even try in school. I do cram way too much than I can handle within my schedule, and this causes too much pressure/stress!!! Since I know that I'm not the only student struggling with this, I was wondering:
- What are some other ways (other than planning) do you cope with balancing your days?
- Do you guys experience this domino effect as well?
- For students that work outside of school; any advice on managing time?
- Do you guys believe that planning helps relief stress?
- If you guys were/are in the same boat, how did/will you plan to overcome this?