“My brain has way too many tabs open. 4 of them are frozen and I have no idea where the music is coming from!”
This has become a popular meme to describe the feeling of being overwhelmed and having too much to do and not enough time to do it. At this point of the semester hopefully you have become acclimated to your new environment and are learning more about yourself daily. As you have become more familiar with your Duke community and have started to align your interests with extracurricular activities, you may find that you are struggling to juggle academics, a social life, and commitments to your clubs and organizations. Not to mention, you’re probably thinking about how you can make the most of your first summer at Duke.
It’s not uncommon at this point of the semester to realize that maybe you have a little too much on your plate or you need some guidance when it comes to strategizing future plans, managing time, and dealing with stress. Remember you have a wide variety of resources available to guide you, such as the Career Center, Academic Advising Center, Duke Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), and Academic Resource Center.
Make sure to use these services as you see fit and begin to effectively manage the tabs you have open!