There’s no doubt that going to school for four years is time consuming. You have to balance your education, health, finances, career, and relationships.
At first, time management seems almost impossible, but as you settle into your new routines, you can maximize your time by knowing what works for you.
- Prioritize your time and money- this means that you know your schedule, and you have a calendar or some sort of way to keep up with what’s coming next. Make time in your schedule to complete the most immediate tasks, so you have time to enjoy and do the things you want to do.
- Money is a big one. In college, it’s easy to blow your money on things that don’t necessarily need it. With a little strength and determination you can save your money, but still enjoy going out with friends and etc. In the long run, saving your money will be one of the best things you do for yourself.
- Take time to take care of yourself. This one I cannot stress enough, with having an almost endless list of tasks, it can be overwhelming to figure out where to start.
Do not neglect your own personal time, whether that’s yoga in the morning with coffee, or meal prepping on Sunday’s, whatever you can do to help yourself, do it! This may take some trial and error, but when you don’t take care of yourself, you’ll certainly begin to feel it and that’s no Bueno.
- Give time to your relationships in your life. With being so busy, it can be hard to keep up with friends and loved ones. These are the people that help you enjoy life, so it’s important to surround yourself with positivity and love. Connection is extremely important, know that you are not alone and don’t have to do life completely alone.
- Last but not least, enjoy it! I know that this can be a hard one, especially with the stress of school and everything on your shoulders.
Practice gratitude each day, find the positives out of your day and don’t quit! You’re on the path to a bright and successful life. Having the right attitude and mindset will give you a new perspective on trivial tasks. Making ordinary tasks into games will help invigorate you instead of drag you down.
Overall, being a student and living life can be difficult, but if you stay steadfast and positive, and build an arsenal of tools to help you succeed then you’re off to a really amazing start! I wish you the best of luck on each and every one of you’re journeys, keep it rad my friends.