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Carnival time management tips

Monday, February 13, 2012

Despite your pleading, school reopened and you were forced to adjust to an earlier start and fewer hours of rest. The merry moments of Christmas have long become an afterthought as you were thrust into the Carnival season. This season may be considered by many to be party season, a time of revelry and abandonment. However, school must continue. This is not to say that one expects you to sit still and not feel the vibes of our pulsating Soca music. The reality remains that for all students, especially those in Forms 5 and 6, exams are happily awaiting you and have no intention of going away. In fact, in the blink of an eye, exams will be here. I hate to be the bearer of bad news but someone has to be your voice of reason.

I know how easy it is to get caught up in the bacchanal of throwing waist and get in ‘trouble’ because you have a Soca addiction and then wondering, ‘CXC, how yuh could do meh dat?!’ My advice to you is simple, know your capability and enjoy Carnival in moderation. Develop a written plan of how you will maximise your time for studies as well as down time for relaxing. Every day, devote time to specific subjects and ensure that your study time always exceeds your lime time. Instead of liming all weekend because you studied during the week, designate a specific day – let’s say Sunday – since it already has that easy going vibe. That way, you are relaxed but also calm enough to integrate to school on Monday. Remember, with studies, rest is important, so prioritise. The entertainers already have their education. I suggest you get yours. Carnival will always be here, all things held constant. Look at it this way, if you put in the work now, you can fete till you are soaking wet with your own money. There is a time and place for everything. At this moment keep your eyes on the prize and stay focused.


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