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What tips do you have for balancing college coursework and social life and sleep at the same time?

Asked Raleigh, North Carolina

I am going to be heavily involved in multiple programs at my college. I want to be able to experience College while excelling academically and not have to sacrifice sleep. #balance #social

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Isaac’s Answer

Updated Atlanta, Georgia

Certainly balancing all of those things can be a challenge and at times seem impossible! But I can tell you that there is a way to balance these things as long as you are motivated and invested in all of them. When I was going to school my wife and I were expecting our first child and still being in my 20's...I still wanted to engage in the social aspect of life as well. I will tell you that the biggest help to me was prioritizing. Discover the best way to identify the things that are most important and least important when it comes to that moment or that week. By doing this you will be able to keep yourself in line and still make time for all of the things that are important to you. Also, being organized by keeping your schedule together on a calendar with due dates of assignments and social events will help you maintain a schedule that will allow you to take advantage of everything. Sometimes where we fall short is when we just try to keep everything that needs to be done in our head and wing it. I recommend getting a calendar or day planning and plan out your week and schedule yourself time to sleep, be social, and do homework. This will help you maintain that school/life balance successfully. I hope this helps and I know that you can certainly do it!

Isaac recommends the following next steps:

  • Prioritize
  • Be Organized and Keep a Schedule

Katie’s Answer

Updated Baltimore, Maryland

While this may seem silly, I learned the joy of napping my Freshman year of college. I am not advocating sleeping in your classes. I am suggesting you take advantage of free time between classes to give both your brain and body a rest.

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