Finding Balance in Your College Life

Between school, work, relationships, social life and so on, it’s almost impossible to find a balance in your life.

You often find yourself having to choose which categories are most important to you and suddenly one side of your “life scale” outweighs the other. If you’re someone who thinks you don’t have enough time in the day, then this is my advice to you.

1. Buy a planner or whiteboard to keep track of your assignments and extra curricular activities.

These two tools will help you out tremendously if you keep it updated everyday. This is especially helpful if you have a hard time remembering deadlines or just need that extra reminder. You will surely feel more organized and on top of your academic responsibilities.

2. Develop a system or routine to prioritize your time.

Time management is huge in college and it’s often a skill we lack. Give an equal amount of time for everything you need to do, as well as some leisure time for yourself. Avoid procrastination at all costs. If you can, finish all of your work early so you don’t have to worry about it later and can focus on other priorities. As much as you might not want to do homework a week before it’s due, you will feel a lot better at the end of the day when it’s off the list.

3. Make time to make friends.

College is a great way to meet new people and venture out of your comfort zone. Having a social life is significant because it allows you to create memories and experience new things, not to mention that stable friendships are great for your overall health.

Also, being social gives you the opportunity to network with people, helping you to do cool things and get to places you never knew existed. Networking can also help you with your career goals. So talk and make new connections with people, because you never know what doors it may open.

4. Don’t forget about your personal needs.

With all of your every day stresses, you sometimes forget to cater to yourself. Make sure you get enough sleep. If it’s the middle of the day and you’re exhausted, take a quick power nap.

As for your diet, stock up on healthy food and stay hydrated throughout the day. Try to find some time in your week to go to the gym or even take a brisk walk. Taking a short break from your studies is always important, so give your brain a break and step out for a breath of fresh air.

With the help of these tips, you should be feeling more energized and prepared to take on the semester in no time.