The other day I was on a coaching call with one of the seniors in my practice and she was feeling overwhelmed — she’s in the middle of volleyball season, has four AP classes this year and is working hard to try and get her applications wrapped up. I was impressed, but she didn’t seem to be…

“I just feel like I’m behind…”

Are you in a similar situation? Are you feeling this way too? Well, knock it off!!

No, I’m not talking about stopping what you’re doing, but I am serious about “knocking it off” in terms of your thinking! Yes, you have a lot of things still left to do, but just stop for a few moments and think about everything you’ve already accomplished!

When you do, it can refresh your spirit, so to speak. It’ll give you the energy to regroup and make the final push to get the rest of your applications done.

So, take some time to appreciate what you’ve gotten done, rather than beat yourself up about what you haven’t done. Then get back to work!

Your Get NOTICED, Get IN, Get MONEY Assignment: Take some time to appreciate what you’ve done so far so that you’re refreshed for the final push!

Here’s how:

1. Make a list. Sit down and make a list of all the things you’ve done. When you stop and look at it, I bet you’ll be pleasantly surprised!

2. Take a moment and pat yourself on the back! Revel in the moment and all that you’ve done so far.

3. Make the commitment to spend 20 minutes, minimum, per day for the next two weeks, focused ONLY on “college stuff” with NO distractions. Turn off your phone, no IM, etc. Focus for 20 solid minutes. Some days you might have 30 or 40 or 60 minutes available — great! But your minimum is 20 minutes per day.

4. Focus your 20 minutes on ONE thing until completion. So, let’s say you’re applying to “Cost-a-lotta U.” — spend your 20 minutes each day focused only on the application for “Cost-a-lotta U”. When that one’s done, move on to “Ginormous State U.” and so on. (Quick hint: pick the school with the earliest priority deadline to focus on first!)

So, regroup, refocus and make your final push. And, if you’re one of those students who realizes you haven’t gotten very far, then start at step 3 — and at the end of two weeks, go back to step 1 and start over!

Don’t be like the countless numbers of students who ruin their holiday vacations because they haven’t even STARTED their college applications.

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