Extracurriculars, self-improvement, and/or work.

<p>Hi!
I find it hard to prioritize between my extracurriculars, work, and my gym time. </p>

<p>I go to work after class most days (get off at around 5PM), then I eat dinner from around 6-7PM and work out at around 8-10PM after some homework time (and to let the food digest properly). However, most of my club meetings seem to be at 8-10PM. They meet once a week but since I'm interested in several clubs, the schedule spreads out throughout the week. </p>

<p>And I'm also afraid if I skip one day, I'll continuously make it a habit to continue skipping. </p>

<p>I basically have been choosing going to the gym over my extracurriculars because I feel working out is benefitting my health long-term. But I am a potential transfer and realize that with no clubs on my resume this semester, won't it look bad?!</p>

<p>I'm not sure what to do lol. Does going to work make up for my extra curriculars? I only work 11 hrs/wk (which I feel isn't "enough" to be an excuse to not do extracurriculars)</p>

<p>I don't see why you have to go to the gym every single day for health reasons alone unless you are in a physical therapy program recovering from an injury. It seems as if you just like going to the gym more than anything else and are looking for a reason to justify it to others. It's up to you how you spend your time, but no, going to the gym is not going to be as impressive to others as accomplishments/leadership roles in a club or activities in some group public venue (i..e music, student government. or, as the poster below noted, sports).</p>

<p>I guess the question is: at this point, why do you care what adcoms think about how you spend your leisure time? Where do you hope to transfer? Most colleges are going to care about your academic record only, unless you are shooting really high.</p>

<p>Are you in high school or college?</p>

<p>If you are in good physical shape can you add a sport? You don't need to be a varsity athlete for a sport to impress. Thinking ahead to work and career, many types of employers like employees who are involved with races. Showing up and camaraderie are important - not winning.</p>

<p>The best way to deal with many activities and a busy schedule is to not do them year round. Schools and employers don't expect it and you can have a serious involvement with something that you only do part-time.</p>

<p>Yes, a job is as important an EC.</p>