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  • Dr. Mena Birett

Staying on top of things

“Don’t wait for moods.  You will accomplish nothing if you do that.  Your mind must know it has got to get down to work.” – Pearl S. Buck

There are many distractions in a college student’s life. Part of staying on top of things is the willingness to do whatever it takes to get the job done. You are responsible for the results you intend. No excuses – just an all-out effort to keep moving and an outstanding result is inevitable.

Staying on top of things requires 1) building a rock-solid daily routine, 2) sharpening your tools, 3) finding focus in a distracted world, and 4) embracing your creative mind.

In order to create a strong routine we must ensure 1) frequency, 2) renewal into the day, 3) managing energy, and 4) scheduling solitude.

Sharpening your tools requires working on your skill set. How are you at studying for tests? Academic reading? Stress Management?

Focus is hard as the world around us tries to tempt us. If we feed into the distractors, we create the perfect storm for disaster.

Most of our lives are a recipe for disaster when it comes to getting things done. The internet, social media, etc. plays into our need for instant gratification. The work that goes into “staying on top of things” requires discipline, perseverance, dedication, and a lot of hard work. Are you up for the challenge?

C.A.N. is here for you to ensure that you are up to the challenges that lay ahead. If you would like to discuss the transition to college and how C.A.N. can be of assistance, please fill out the contact us page on our website.

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