When freshmen descend upon college and university campuses late this summer, chances are good that their orientation programs will be filled with maps of the institution, contact information for department heads, extracurricular activities schedules and parameters for maintaining passing grades.
The most important lesson missing from the agenda, however, may be a practical outline about how to adjust to a lifestyle that for many, includes learning how to live away from home for the first time. The scenario has been repeated all too often: kids get to college and they either party themselves to an early exit from school, or they spend so much time studying that they fail to grow socially. This leads to stress and often, mental and physical illness. Many students are being prescribed Provigil, to help them focus on their school work so they can get that done and then have a social life.
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Thanks to Are We Balanced Yet for including this article in the Carnival of Work Life Balance.