NATASHA FORSBERG/TIME MANAGEMENT

ONE OF THE THINGS I COULD DEFINITELY AFFORD TO IMPROVE ON IS TIME MANAGEMENT. I RECENTLY JUST STARTED SCHOOL AND HALF MY CLASSES ARE IB, WHICH STANDS FOR INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE. IB IS VERY SIMILAR TO AP, WHICH STANDS FOR ADVANCED PLACEMENT, EXCEPT IB FOCUSES MORE ON INTERNATIONAL ISSUES. COMING BACK FROM A LAID BACK SUMMER, IT WAS VERY HARD FOR ME TO JUMP BACK INTO SCHOOL, ESPECIALLY WITH SUCH A RIGOROUS SCHEDULE. I COULD’VE TRANSITIONED WELL BACK INTO THE NEW YEAR. BUT I DIDN’T. INSTEAD, I FOOLED AROUND WHEN I SHOULD’VE BEEN SERIOUS IN SCHOOL, LIKE DOING MY HOMEWORK INSTEAD OF BEING ON THE COMPUTER AND WATCHING TV. NOW, I’M BEHIND IN MY STUDIES. I’M A PROCRASTINATOR BY HEART, AND ALWAYS HAVE BEEN. BUT WITH THIS NEW SCHEDULE, I DEFINITELY NEED TO STEP MY GAME UP. ANOTHER THING THAT TIES INTO TIME MANAGEMENT IS THE FACT THAT I’M MORE ACTIVE THESE DAYS. AND BY ACTIVE, I MEAN BEING APART OF MORE EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES. THIS IS A GOOD THING FOR ME BECAUSE NOT ONLY DOES IT LOOK GOOD ON MY TRANSCRIPT, BUT IT ALSO GIVES ME STUFF DO TO, INSTEAD OF HANGING AROUND AT HOME ALL THE TIME. THIS IS PART OF THE REASON I JOINED YOUTH RADIO. BUT LIKE SCHOOL, THIS HAS ALSO BEEN A HARD TRANSITION. SUDDENLY, I GO FROM HAVING ALMOST NOTHING TO DO, TO HAVING ALMOST NO TIME TO MYSELF. I’M NOT COMPLAINING, BUT IT’S BEEN VERY DIFFICULT FOR ME. BEFORE, I NEVER BEEN MUCH OF A SLEEP PERSON. I WOULD ALWAYS BE UP BEFORE NINE AM. EVEN ON WEEKENDS. BUT NOW, I’M ALWAYS TIRED. I CAN’T WAIT UNTIL THIS WEEKEND, WHERE I CAN JUST SLEEP. MY MOTHER SAYS THAT PART OF BEING AN ADULT IS BEING MATURE AND BEING ABLE TO HANDLE EVERYTHING. SHE WAS OBVIOUSLY TALKING ABOUT ME BECAUSE OF MY TENDENCY TO PROCRASTINATE. I KNOW DEEP DOWN SHE’S RIGHT BECAUSE MY LIFE IS CHANGING AND I REALIZE THAT TIME MANAGEMENT IS GOOD LIFE SKILLS. I JUST NEED TO LEARN HOW TO BALANCE HAVING MORE HOMEWORK AND RESPONSIBILITIES BUT LESS TIME.  

 

FOR YOUTH RADIO, I’M NATASHA FORSBERG, YOU CAN LISTEN TO THIS COMMENTARY AND MORE AT WWW.YOUTHRADIO.ORG.  

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