As a student athlete, I face the challenge of balancing Upper School sports and outside sports along with schoolwork, social activities, and just plain down time. After a while your body just wants to shut down and go to sleep. But your brain tells you that you can’t, because this is only the beginning!
That’s when one of two things happens – you either stay calm and say to yourself “I can do this!” or you go into something I like to call “stress overload” where you just want to curl up in a ball.
When I’m in that “stress overload” frame of mind – like today – I find myself asking, how is homework good for our mental condition? Homework is just a way to test us at home about the material we learn in class. I would rather just have all of the work be done in class so that we can actually have a social life outside of school.
That’s all I really want because at the end of each school day I feel exhausted.