Ms. Battlerette

Q. How can I get more sleep with a hefty schedule? Ex. Sports, AGC, Greek life, student orgs, classes, etc.

A.

If you are involved in this many activities the first thing you must do is prioritize. You have to figure out which subject/event is the most important and will have the biggest effect on you.

For every college student classes should be number one on your list. If you are making sure you’re attending classes, homework is done, and studying for tests then you will succeed in the classroom.  Succeeding in the classroom means you are eligible to play a sport (academic wise) and you will not be put on academic probation which means you can participate in Greek Life and be a part of student organizations. 

Next step is to decide if you personally can handle being a part of so many organizations. At first it may seem like fun being a part of something and making new friends, but over time it starts to take a toll on you. Physically, you are being pulled from class, then to a practice, then to a meeting, then to an event. Mentally, it could drain you. 

If you decide you can handle it then you must set a time to go to bed. If your first class is at 9:00 a.m. but you did not get out of practice until 9:00 p.m., try to go to bed no later than 11:00 p.m. That gives you time to shower and get a little bit of homework done. This does not mean at 11:00 p.m. turn the television off and stay up until 2:00 a.m. watching TikTok. You have to discipline yourself if you are serious about getting enough sleep. It will be tough but in time you will learn how to balance it out.  

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