Lately I’ve come to the conclusion that the less you have to do the lazier you become. This semester, I took only 12.5 credits and this resulted in me having more free time than I knew what to do with. I even had all of Wednesday and all of Friday completely off. But instead of doing the work I could have been doing on these days, I spent my time sleeping and watching television.
Now I’m in a rut because I haven’t done a lot of my work for my classes. However, every other semester since the beginning of my freshman year I had taken a much higher number of credits and had a very decent GPA and spent the majority of my free time working and writing papers.
It would have been really easy to blame my laziness on anything else, but unfortunately I don’t have any excuses. Now it’s nearing the end of the semester and I’m scrambling and begging to do anything to redeem myself. I’m in a constant state of panic because not doing well in school is not something I’m very accustomed to.
I’ve come to believe that the more I have to do and the amount of work I have to do definitely has an affect on my performance. With all this free time, I find myself saying, “Oh, I’ll just do it later.” But later becomes night and night becomes tomorrow, and pretty soon I find myself stuck with nothing to show. If I took more classes, or had a greater workload, school would probably have constantly been on my mind.
This semester has definitely been a wake-up call for me. Because now I realize how easy it is to let yourself go without even realizing that you are doing it. And I’m paying for it with some not so nice grades, and most likely some impressions of myself by teachers that are also not so nice.