I don’t have anything against hard work – but it’s critical to consider the consequences of our choices. When you protect the quality of your sleep, you set yourself up for better health, better mood, better focus. And – likely – better grades.
How might you do this:
- be realistic about how much you can take on at any given time
- be prepared to drop a course if you get behind, and are sacrificing health to catch up
- use personal and school resources to study efficiently when you’re not exhausted
- set limits with friends & family to minimize interruptions, if needed