There are times, especially during college, when it seems like every test, project and paper is due the same week, sometimes even the same day. On top of that, last minute meetings get scheduled, you have to put in extra hours at work or your internship, and if you’re a senior, you also have interviews to extensively prepare for. What you once thought you had a solid grip on begins to slip out of control, and if you’re anything like me, your mind races wondering “okay…okay…how am I going to do all of this? where do I start? what is going to take the most time?”.
Doing this can drive you nuts. And it will if you let it. The key is to remove yourself from the situation for a short period of time. You have to be able to look at it from the outside so that you can gain perspective on how to prioritize your seemingly endless to-do list. It’s easy to get bogged down and overwhelmed with everything that piles up in your life. The best thing you can do for yourself is to take a deep breath, step away from everything for a few minutes, understand the situation for what it truly is, and then take it on full force with a clear and collected mindset.