In truth, we’ve all experienced how difficult it feels just to start.
So we tend to ignore it and focus on something more fun instead.
There is a balance between life and work, and going to college helps you find that balance.
The way I look at it is college is your full time job.
Be aware of the real time investment of your activities.
Going to a party on Friday night means that you won't get a block of work time on Saturday morning (sleep) and it means that your block of work time on Saturday afternoon will be shit (hangover).I always feel like I'm behind and should be working ahead to not do them last minute. make a list of your course work that you need to complete) then make a plan to get rid of those stressors (make a specific plan of when/how you're going to get that course work done). Remember that if homework is a stressor then it will fuck you up until you finish it. Or at the very least have a plan as to when you're going to finish it. There's always something you could be working on.IMO college isn't just about the grades but about the experiences you build, both academic and non-academic. In order to accomplish this you got to figure out your study style.Maybe thats writing things out by hand, maybe thats making flash cards, or studying from a book, or talking things over with a friend...w/e it doesn't matter as long as its efficient and it works.It's going to be easier for me to turn down a party that one of my 18 year old class mates is having on a Friday night than it may be for you. If you choose that party then the opportunity cost may be some study time.If you choose that party you may also be choosing that stress. I'm talking every moment you have to spare should be spent working on course work.Once you get to this point you'll be able to have fun. Fun that isn't burdened by the thought of those distant assignments.When you're caught up and you have your maintenance plan in place it's really easy to budget time for fun.It gives me no stress because I know I'm in a good place with it.If I hadn't started it yet it would still contribute to my overall stress bucket because I know it's just a shitload of work I have to get done eventually, even though I still would have plenty of time to finish it.