Expectations vs reality

autumn-1655915_1920October has officially set in and I assume that things are rolling.

People are getting busy with work and studies, preparing for midterms, applying for jobs, and setting time aside for personal endeavours.

As such, we often have many decisions – or trade-offs – to make in our lives which ultimately carve the way for our future.  How do we balance this?

I distinctly remember attending a conference three years ago in which a speaker broke it down to us quite bluntly: there are 24 hours in a day, about 8 – 10 hours are spent doing work (or studying), 3 hours are spent in eating, 2 hours are spent for personal hygiene/grooming, another 3 hours are gone in leisure, and the remaining 6-8 are spent in sleeping.

What time do we have to spare?  “Well, who needs sleep, anyway?” he so eloquently put it.
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I know what you did last summer…and didn’t do.

summer-planning

The four months of summer vacation in your university years may seem like a lot of time to recuperate from studying for the other eight months (unless you are taking summer school).

But in between lying on the beach and biking around the lakeshore, there are some easy and simple things you can do to help you better prepare for the upcoming new school year.
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