Hello lovelies! Today I am back to share some advice on how to balance all of your various activities + jobs with stressful school work. College isn’t easy, but it is possible to handle your course load and get more productive this school year. Read on for tips on how to maintain this balance for a happier, healthier semester moving forward!

Create a weekly schedule

Before I start my week, I sit down and write a detailed schedule of what I need to do every day during the week. It helps me prioritize work, class, and extra activities in the most efficient way possible. Be as detailed as you can and schedule your time to the best of your ability.

Fight the procrastination

Do not end up like this. The number one thing holding you back from accomplishing your goals is Netflix (i.e. the ultimate source of procrastination/joy in this world). When you tell yourself you are going to work on something, work on it. Don’t waste the time you have by procrastination!

Prioritize

Learn how to take care of the most important tasks first, and then work your way down the list of importance to all the other things. Know what tasks are time-sensitive, and follow along with your plans in the necessary fashion.

Take care of yourself

You can’t function properly and manage all of your activities if you are constantly sleep-deprived and sick. Your health is your number one concern in life, and balance is about taking care of yourself and finding a schedule that works for you and meets your needs.

Remember why you’re doing this

Whenever you feel overwhelmed or stressed, take a moment to remind yourself why you are in college and what you are hoping to accomplish here. Having a strong sense of your academic and professional goals, as well as genuinely enjoying your classes and job, will make balancing these activities so much easier and less stressful.

Those are my biggest tips on balancing your life in college. Thanks for reading! As always, please share your comments or questions below or with me on Twitter @CaseyDonart

xoxo Casey

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