Having a manageable work load now, even if your degree takes a little longer to complete, will give you a better chance at completing your degree at all. I have found setting time limits for each activity allows you to compartmentalize each item you need to complete during your day and helps you stay focused on that one thing. For example, if you have to work an 8 hr shift and then go home to study, allow yourself to mentally be at work 100% instead of spending the shift worrying about the studying that needs to be done. Otherwise, you spend your day feeling pressure that you are not studying while you are at work and feeling pressure you are not giving 100% to your job while you are there. This isn't easy but I have found if you allow yourself to mentally detach from all the responsibilities on your plate and just focus on the one activity you are immersed in at the moment, the entire workload of life feels more manageable. If you are able to take down time for yourself, set the time limit. Instead of saying you are going to watch TV for "a while" to unwind, set the time limit. Give yourself 30 mins, or whatever you think you can afford, and then detach from work and school and allow yourself the 30 mins to do whatever you want. When you can separate each task you do during the day from all the rest, the feeling of being overwhelmed will decrease and you can decompress without feeling guilty. When it's time to study, give it your full attention. Full attention for an hr is better than daydreaming through it for 2 hrs. Trying to balance work and school isn't easy but it will eventually come to an end. You can do it!