Meet Tim


Undergraduate student

Brain & Cognitive Science Philosophy

Challenge Areas:

Managing an Overloaded Schedule

After a conversation with a friend helped him recognize that he was not functioning well with an overloaded schedule and minimal sleep, Tim realized he needed to change his approach. Having spent most of his first year and part of his sophomore year doing too much and feeling like he was just going through the motions, he decided to cut the extracurricular activities that did not bring him joy. By prioritizing sleep and the activities he most enjoyed, Tim found more energy and value in his MIT experience.

The conclusion I came to is, it only makes sense to do the things that you find intrinsic joy from.”

Tim, Undergraduate student

Tim’s Strategies

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Tim: Writing to Surface Priorities

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Tim: Scheduling Sleep

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Tim: Working With Your Body Clock

Another Point of View

Listen to other students relating to this same struggle and what helped them cope.