I am sorry to hear you have been struggling with the workload, I know it can be a very difficult transition when you first move to uni and are still in the process of learning how to balance everything that you are being set.
I think you should definitely consider speaking to your lecturers about this and letting them know you are struggling, as you may find they can explain more about whether any of the aspects you have been set are more optional, and which bits you definitely need to be doing.
As mentioned by other people, it may be a good idea to consider whether you feel everything you have been doing is actually benefiting you and your learning. For example, you may find you don't actually need to be completing all of the readings but that they are more to supplement what you are learning in your lectures. Therefore, you might be able to cut down on doing every single one of them, so that you have time to give yourself a rest. If you feel you aren't able to have any free time for yourself it is likely you will soon find yourself feeling burnt out and this will actually be more counter-productive to you learning than anything else. It is extremely important to try to give yourself balance so that you can get the most out of your degree and university experience.
First year is definitely the time to work out how to fit everything in, so try not to worry that you haven't quite found the right answer yet, you have plenty of time to discover what works best for you!
Is your commute to university long? And do you feel this may also be having an impact on your studies?
Anna- Third year Fashion Design student