Should I sleep or do homework?

Many people would be able to relate to being stressed out after completing an assignment. The relief after completion feels like someone took a load off your neck. At that point, some do not care whether they did the assignment correctly or not.

The bitter moment is when the teacher returns your work and grades you poorly; you might have felt better off not doing the homework. In the next class, most student’s attention span will plummet because they have lost interest. Such is the life of college students, unlike the period they were in elementary school, where they could give excuses and get away with it.

This should not be an excuse to continue failing. Students must keep striving to be better till they are successful in class and learn how to face challenges squarely, at the same time having time to rest.

Some hardworking students might see sleep as something to sacrifice to be successful. There is, therefore, a need to emphasize the importance of sleep. Homework should not take away sufficient sleep from students; at the same time, sleeping should not take away the time needed to work on assignments.

The most energetic students in class often have enough rest. This reflects in not only their energy but also their performance in class. It also helps to improve the student’s attention span, as the mind had enough time to rest before the class. Research has shown that people who sleep more are mostly better at making brilliant/rational decisions, compared to those who work round the clock; they are prone to being rash in decision making.

It is common knowledge that time is a valuable resource, but more important is your attention span, which informs your decision-making pattern. Procrastination has made many students replace their nap time with homework solving time. The relaxed attitude of students to work makes them delay critical activities.

For better performance, students must eliminate every inappropriate activity and reprioritize. Procrastination, which prevents students from doing the necessary tasks on time, must be jettisoned. Balancing school with other areas of life is a significant challenge for some students, in this case, you can outsource those responsibilities that can be carried out for you by another person; this works for like the principle of delegating in leadership.

Those activities that require your attention should get enough of it, while you outsource as you can. For instance, in a situation whereby you are given homework not within the scope of your study, you can easily outsource to save time. Most importantly, you know your limits, do not overstretch yourself, know when to continue, and when to put a stop to every activity.

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