The first time I heard about the famous trinity was when I went to boarding school. Sleep, study, socialize, they said. You can pick 2 of the 3, they said. For too many of us out there on campus, this statement could not appear more accurate. And more often than not, sleep is put on the backburner.
Yes, I’m advocating for sleep. But I won’t say it’s easy. There are so many factors at play that make a good night’s sleep seem difficult if not unattainable. And sometimes stressful as a Duke student; sometimes they really suck.
I was once a fervent believer of the 2 / 3 rule. To me, sleep was awesome, but not nearly as important as bonding with a friend over a late-night cup of tea, or getting a near-perfect score on my midterm. Study and socialize — check and check.