By Hannah Muñoz, The Rope Contributor
It can be difficult getting back into the swing of things, especially if you’ve been gone for so long.
I go to Samford University and just started spring semester classes last week. It was really nice having such a long break. It gave me the chance to get a job and I didn’t have to go to classes for almost 2 months!!
But now I’m back in school, back at work, back to all of my other activities I’ve got going on and this semester is probably the busiest I’ve ever had. Not only that, but all of these emails are coming in and encouraging me to get involved in different ways on campus through service opportunities, church organizations, internships — you name it!
I think it’s great to be involved in different areas outside of the classroom, but I’m hesitant to take on many more “opportunities” because I’ve already chosen several activities to become a part of for the year. I’m still not quite sure how my schedule is really going to work out because I’ve only had a week and a day to see how everything fits into place.
There are always going to be more things to do and add to your life. Make sure you’re adding the right things and keeping the most important things.
Make a priority list. Nothing should interfere with the time you carve out to spend in prayer, devotionals and worship. After that, keep your class and work schedule set with as few changes as possible. Teachers, classmates, employers and co-workers are relying on you to work at certain times and attend the right classes in order to get things done.
As you’re going back to work and class and listening to all the new possibilities of getting involved around your community, add what you can but keep in mind what’s important. This way, you don’t overload your mind and body and you’re able to continue with your best work in the things that matter the most.