How to work when your tired

Hey everyone!

So I don’t know about your but there are already some days where I am to tired to accomplish anything. I work three jobs and take 8 classes, it is a lot but it can be done with a few easy tips

Make a list of things you want to accomplish. Make sure you have a clear goal of what you want to do with your day. Regardless if its go to work, make a snack, go to the gym, do one blog post , whatever it is have a set plan to get it all done.

Drink a lot of water. Most people don’t drink that much water when they are tired they end up drinking coffee, which will wake you up for a little but then you will crash and feel worse then before. When you drink water it helps hydrate you leaving you more energized.

Get Rid of distractions. Turn your phone off for an hour or two, don’t go on Facebook, and don’t do my worst habit of watching Netflix while trying to get work done. Go to Starbucks or the library somewhere with limited distractions.

Go to the gym, or just move around. When you start to move around it helps increase your energy. When your sitting in the same spot for to long it makes you sleepy leaving you with even less energy then before. Try to walk around for 5 minutes every 45 minutes it will make a huge difference.

Lastly I know its hard to do but try to get enough sleep at night an odd number of hours of sleep is better then even. So its better to take a snap for 3 hours instead of 2. To sleep 7 hours instead of 8. You tend to be in a deeper slumber in even numbers( I know which is weird). I know I have been extremely tired lately and all of these things have helped increase my productiveness.

-Kailee

New Semester Butterflies

The new semester can be TERRIFYING!  Regardless of what year or semester you are in, the start of something new is absolutely daunting.  As a junior entering my 5th semester this Monday, I am filled with anxiety.  The idea of starting over again with new professors, new coursework, and higher expectations isn’t something that I easily cope with.  The anticipation is the scariest part, I’ve come to realize.  Even though I’ve had this realization, the same way of nervousness hits me 2 times a year.  You may be wondering, “Why is she telling us this?”  I’m telling you to prove to you that you are not alone.  At 20 years old, an upperclassman, a commuter student, a junior, and a BFA student, I still get scared.  If you are a new student, perspective student, or transfer student, please know that you’re not the only one!

I find comfort in talking to others about what I’m going through.  Whether it’s calling my mom 10000 times a day or texting my friends to see how they’re doing, surrounding yourself with loved ones, even if it is over the phone, can help you find peace.  If you need to speak to someone professionally, the FIT Counseling Center is a great resource as well.   Discover your happy place, whether it is going to the gym, going out to eat, or watching Netflix on the couch.  Find a positive task that blocks the noise and nerves for the first few weeks of the semester.  Just remember that everyone is typically feeling what you are feeling.  You are never alone at FIT!

Ashley

Online Class Advice

If you are a typical FIT student, you probably have a million different things going on at once.  Between internships, jobs, commuting, family, friends, and enjoying your college years, FIT students have a lot on their plate!  With your crazy schedule, online classes may be perfect for you!  From my personal experiences, online classes provided me with the flexibility to “attend” class and get my coursework done on my own time.  Having that flexibility allowed me to work on the assignments in chunks, and not all at once in a single sitting.  However, with online classes, they can often be twice as hard and twice the amount of work, since you are teaching yourself in coursework you’d otherwise learn in class in addition to the homework that is assigned.  Here are my tips for surviving online classes:

  • If you can fit the “in person” class into your schedule…do it.  Online classes are often a last resort for when you need 2-3 days a week to work or intern.  If the in-person class meets during a time that fits into your schedule, opt for that form of learning instead!
  • Don’t look at the module’s coursework a day before it’s due.  This may seem self-explanatory, but you absolutely cannot leave your online coursework for the very last minute.  Often modules are set up 2 weeks at a time.  While that may seem easy and breezy, there’s a reason why you are given 2 weeks to do the work!
  • Go to the library.  At the library, you not only have the textbook resources, but you also have the additional computer resources.  I loved being able to work off of two screens while working.  I could use one computer for research and the other to access my coursework.
  • Communicate with your professor frequently.  Since you will never actually meet your professor, it is important that you voice any concerns that you have about the class, missing links and articles, and where you stand with your grades.
  • Stay organized.  While you should stay organized regardless of the method of teaching, staying organized with online classes is especially important.  Classes are often taught in chronological order, so if your binder is a mess, taking the midterm may be a mess as well!

Ashley

Only a week away

So this semester is the first time I will be taking all my classes online , all 8 of them. Although I have taken many classes online before I usually have one or two that I am at school for. I currently have two jobs and will be going to school full time, as well as commuting almost an hour and twenty minutes to Trenton for my internship. I am going to be honest I am pretty nervous, its a lot to take on. I have taken on more in the past but this internship could really be my job right out of college and I would love to work there. So I want to give it my full attention and dedication.

Throughout my years at FIT I learned how to become a very organized multitasker, you could give me 10 projects and tell me to finish them in a week, I may not sleep but you will have all of them by that deadline if not sooner. FIT instills in you to be driven and a hard worker, because being a student here isn’t what everyone thinks. Whenever I mention I go to school at FIT they always assume that I go for fashion and that’s so easy I must barely go to classes, and I sit around in the city like Carrie Bradshaw on the weekends. But my life at FIT has been far from that, extremely amazing, but I haven’t gotten to this point with slacking off. I worked hard everyday, studied, barely slept, and had actual jobs and internships while doing it, sometimes all at the same time. I have had very little downtime to hang out with my friends or do typical college student things but that was my choice and I think when you decide FIT is the college for you, you know that your going to work just as hard if not harder then any of your friends.

College is what you make of it, and regardless if your a freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior, you will find what drives you to make your future brighter.

Good Luck this semester,

Kailee

Moving on up..

Hi everyone,

So already being a week into the new year my life has been crazy busy. Between new jobs, New Years resolutions and my social life. One of my resolutions was to travel and see more things.

IMG_1644So I tried a new restaurant called EL Escondido in freehold, with the best food I have ever tried. I had a tropical enchilada with mangos, chicken, cheese, peppers.

But today is the best part. I interviewed for a new company which I have been dying to work for, and not even thirty minutes after my interview they called me… I GOT IT. I will only be an intern but I can really see myself working for them long term. I have honestly never been more excited to work for a company. Overall 2016 looks like its going to be a great year so far! How is yours going?

-Kailee