As a student you know that class work is going to require a lot of your time and you have to create an effective plan to make certain everything is completed when it needs to be done. During the start of class you likely feel excited and proud of the step you’ve taken, and perhaps uncertain at the same time as to how you’ll make adjustments in your life to accommodate classes. You quickly discover that your school schedule can become quite demanding, especially when you already have many responsibilities to meet each week, and as the number of assignments increase so does the pressure. You have to find a work-life balance so that you don’t become overwhelmed or burned out. Creating a balance between school work and your existing life requires maintaining a harmonious balance between them.
The most effective starting point for the development of a work-life plan is to decide what your priorities are each week. Take into consideration all of your responsibilities and goals but don’t stop there. You may find it necessary to also schedule a break for yourself during the week as a means of dealing with the pressure, especially if you have a tendency to put work first. While the tasks you have to complete each week may vary, your general well-being will determine your ability to deal with challenges and changes that occur. It is possible to have an effective time management plan and still perform poorly simply because you forgot to take care of yourself. Continue Reading