As a student, you might very well know that class work will require a lot of your time and energy. For this, you will have to create an effective plan to make sure that everything is completed on time. When the academic year starts you may feel excited about the year ahead, and perhaps a little uncertain about the adjustments you will be required to make in your daily life to accommodate your studies.
Once everything starts happening at a certain pace you will discover that your school/college schedule can become quite demanding, especially when you are burdened with several responsibilities to fulfil on a daily basis. Moreover, the pressure increases with the number of assignments every week. And then comes a time when you realise that you have to find a harmonious balance between your studies and personal life so that you don’t become overwhelmed or burned out.
The most effective way of starting to create a balance between school/college and life is to decide what your priorities are. First of all, take into consideration your responsibilities and life goals. Also, it is necessary to schedule a break for yourself every week, which will help you deal with the pressure and stress.
While the tasks you need to take care of may vary from time to time, your general well-being is the key to determining your ability to deal with the upcoming challenges and changes. In fact, it is likely that you may have created an efficient time management plan and still perform badly in your studies because you forgot to take care of your personal well-being.
Usually, students stay focused on their studies, and future career plans, that give a sense of self-motivation, but leaves very little time for their own self-development. When you put your well-being last on the list of priorities, you are more likely experience issues related to your mental health such as stress and anxiety. Therefore, no matter what you have established as your most important priorities, you need to pay attention to your physical, mental, emotional well-being. If you are always working and never take a break, you won’t be able to perform your best. So, it is always advised to take a few minutes break each day or a couple of hours each week. Eventually, when you return to your studies after a break, you will feel recharged and discover a renewed sense of purpose, clarity, and determination. A student’s work often involves developing new ideas and a break will allow you to think clearly.
However, a student may not feel that it is justified to take a break, especially when a deadline is approaching, but it’s not necessary to allocate a lot of time to have a break. You can even take a break as small as 30 minutes per day. Maintaining a balance between school/college and life means that you address all of your priorities, including your personal well-being.
When you are committed to your school/college you have to ponder about maintaining your personal well-being, especially if you have a part/full-time job and/or other responsibilities to take care of. Hence, taking some free time out of your schedule will give a very good return on your investment and help ensure that you have a sense of control and focus on meeting the demands you face every now and then.