Students are under a lot of pressure between school, sports, clubs (fraternity or sorority), church weekly events, and navigating all the social pressures between it all. So, you want to know your grace to stay healthy and balanced (living without burden and expectation) and what pace you can really manage well (not always being behind and trying to keep up). In other words, this refers to the new trendy phrase, "Don't do them, do you!"
Here's how to know your simple grace and pace:
HEALTH, SCHOOL, & SOCIAL LIFE (in that order) ... what do you want in each area?
HEALTH (8 hrs sleep every night, consistent healthy meals, exercise = sports or 3x weekly)
SCHOOL (always stay ahead on reading/assignments, no last-minute studying, always get help when I need it)
SOCIAL LIFE (consistent time with my safe friends, social media doesn’t drive me, more fun vs. drama)
The key is to make it simple. If you want to share it with a close friend just make sure they're not "keeping you accountable" as a checklist, rather as an encouraging reminder when life seems to get off track.
3. Know your go-to plan when life hurts.