Moderation is the
While you're in college, you'll realize that there are too
many choices in your everyday life. So, you have to prioritize your activities.
A friend of mine here taught me an important lesson about prioritizing:
moderation is the key to everything.
For instance, it's Saturday night and you want to party,
hang out with your friends and have good time, but you also have that 10-page
paper coming up, which you haven't started yet. Moderation is the key to
everything. Don't party too much on Saturday night—leave some energy for
Sunday so you can work on your paper. This way you still have a fun night, but
also get a good grade on your paper.
Another example: you can't resist that cheeseburger at
Cowan, but you already know that you've gained six pounds from the start of
your freshman year (true story here) and you know that those six pounds didn't
come from nowhere. Maybe it's because of the amount of working out you've done
lately (none at the moment—I know I'm terrible), but the cheeseburgers
aren't innocent either. Moderation is the key to everything. Leave the
cheeseburgers and take a salad for once.
Maybe the average amount of sleep you get is less than eight
hours a month and you really want to take a nap when you're done with classes.
However, you also have a ton of homework to do because at the time you wanted
to do your homework you were hanging out with some people and staying up too
late. Moderation is the key to everything. Go to bed early one night and save
all your homework for the next day. Professors won't get mad at you because
you're not falling asleep in class and you've done your homework.
Of course there's enough time for social activities, but
sometimes moderation is good. Because at some point you'll realize that you
really have to do some work in college and that you have to cut down on time-consuming activities. Moderation
is the key to everything.