Recently I had a conversation with a student who was bemoaning the multitude of things requiring attention— assignments, projects, papers, practicing, performances, and outside activities, including the student’s band, which works regularly on the weekends. This is a pretty typical scenario for a college music major, and not surprisingly, music students report feeling stressed out. Sometimes I think the stress is self-imposed due to ineffective time management, and if students planned each day or week better, they would accomplish things more efficiently and with less stress. Merely starting their projects earlier in the semester would be a huge improvement.
So thank goodness for graduation, when it all comes to an end, and these poor overworked souls finally have time to relax and get everything done they’ve been putting off.
Any college graduate knows this is false. Life doesn’t slow...