Maintaining a healthy balance between education and personal life has never been more crucial than it is in today’s fast-paced society. Students frequently experience anxiety and stress due to academic requirements and other important activities. There’s so much to do and learn in our world today and this can be overwhelming.
In this article, we would be sharing some tips you can use to help you maintain a healthy balance between school and personal life.
But first, let’s define what it means to have a healthy school-life balance
Having a healthy “school-life balance” means you’re able to effectively manage your time and energy such that your academics aren’t suffering because of your academic pursuits. Neither is your personal life suffering because of your academics. Achieving school life balance means you’re able to navigate schoolwork, social life, family life, hobbies.
Use these 5 tips to help you avoid being overwhelm while juggling your academics with non-academic activities.
1. Set your priorities
At every point in time, you’re going to need to prioritize what’s important and what’s urgent. Sometimes, school work may be more important than hanging out with friends, especially when you have exams coming up. The most important thing is knowing what should be high priority at different points in time. You can also set a timetable for activities you can study from Monday to Friday so you can spend time with friends during the weekend.
2. Organize your time
If you don’t have a plan for the month, week or day it would be difficult to set your priorities right. You need to organize yourself by creating a list of things you’d like to do at the start of your week/day to help you stay on track.
3. Take breaks
Taking breaks helps you stay refreshed. Don’t overwork yourself. You can go for a walk, listen to music, or do something that helps your mind relax. You can also start regular exercise to help you keep fit and healthy. It’s also a good way to relieve stress.
4. Ask for help
If you are having trouble with your schoolwork or you’re feeling overwhelmed, don’t be hesitant to ask for assistance. Speak to your professors, career counselors, or a dependable friend or relative about what you need help with.
5. Practice self care
Take care of yourself by getting enough sleep, eating healthy food, spending time with people that you love, doing fun activities and avoiding unhealthy habits like smoking or excessive drinking.
6. Set realistic goals
When setting goals for yourself, make sure you are realistic. Consider your lifestyle and resources available to you as you set your goals. If you know you spend 8 hours in class, it’s not realistic to set a goal to dedicate 6 hours daily to an online course you’re taking. It’s only a matter of time before you burn out. Set attainable objectives for yourself and divide them into specific steps you can take. Also celebrate your progress along the way to keep yourself motivated to keep going.
Your wellbeing and academic achievement depend on finding a balance between school and life. Doing everything is not necessary; instead, focus on doing what is most essential to you and doing it effectively.
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