at Goldsmith Hall we had the "Pigeon Wars." All the buildings on the West Mall were inundated with pigeons and for students that liked to have their windows open they were always having to fend off pigeons on the window sills. Various spiky objects were tried with varying success. Occasional haz-mat crews would descend on the building for a general cleanup of pigeon droppings.
I had slacked off my junior and senior year as I was focused on my job and had a severe case of senioritis. I was still taking challenging courses, but getting "B's" for the most part. Graduating in the top 10% became seriously in doubt.
Keeping a running list of tasks can be liberating because it relieves the stress of trying to remember all the important things there are to do. An item written down on the list is an item that will not be forgotten. Write down the things you need to remember and clear your brain. Then put them in order