I love January, it’s my birthday month, it’s the beginning of the new year and the snow makes everything pretty (bonus points for occasionally having a snow day). However, as much as I love this month, it’s also the most hectic time of the school year. On top of choosing courses for next year, my schoolmates and I are bombarded with tons of projects and tests and presentations, all due around the same time. It’s enough to make even the most organized person go crazy. Yet, amidst all the late night studying and presentation preparing, I’ve managed to learn a very important lesson.

Sometimes, you can’t do everything that you set out do in one day, but it’s important to do what you can do marvellously.

Have you ever had those day when you’re just swamped in things to do? They may not all be some big project that is due the next day, but they’re important to you. However, there are only so many hours in the day and there is only so much you can do. So, before you beat yourself up about failing to complete all that you set out to do. It’s important for you to remember that it’s better to do a few things really well, than to do all of them half as well. Don’t use half of your energy completing a task just for the sake of completing it, because most likely the end result will not look as great as you imagined it to be. It’s much better to take a step back, see which tasks need to be attended to first, and then do them to the best of your abilities. I think that this is a tip that everyone can learn to use at some point in their life.

Sometimes, things don't always go the way we plan and sometimes it feels like we are running out of time, but if you just take a moment amidst all the hubbub to take a deep breath and calm yourself down. You'll see that somehow you'll have an even better idea that can be done in less time, but end up looking ten times better than what you originally had in mind.