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How do you balanced work and school?

Asked Louisville, Kentucky

I was asking this question because it seems like to me, that getting a job during college is impossible. But somehow, people graduate college and I wonder how? #jobs #school #time-management #work-life-balance

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Rachel’s Answer


<span style="background-color: transparent;">You have to set a routine for yourself and stick to it for the most part. Once you get into the groove of a routine it will be much easier for you to manage your time and have enough time for everything you need to do (including relaxing). Make yourself to-do lists on a weekly basis, use Google calendar or a planner to keep track of events, deadlines, and due dates. In addition to setting a routine and sticking to it, plan out relaxing activities into your day. Or set aside a time, after everything is done for the day, that you can have "me" time. I have also personally found it essential to not only find time for myself but also make use of that time in a way that is best for me and my holistic wellness. I have found the HeadSpace app to be an essential tool in helping me relax and generally feel more relaxed throughout the day, Guided meditation, even if you have a busy schedule, will make you feel more at ease and relaxed throughout the day as a whole (not just when you have the time to relax and focus on that "me" time).</span>

<span style="background-color: transparent;">Set a routine.Use Google Calendar.Set aside Me TimeWrite weekly to-do lists and use a planner.Find a peaceful and restful activity that will help you feel relaxed.</span>

Maribel’s Answer

Updated Hampton, Virginia

I was actually working the entire time I was in college. I allowed myself a few personal breaks during the day. I carried my lunch and dedicated my lunch time to my studies. One evening on the weekends I socialized. All other weekends, I dedicated 3 hours to school work, studying, and preparing projects. By doing that, I kept ahead of my deadlines and was not burning the midnight oil and running cram sessions to meet deliverables and deadlines.

Wael’s Answer

Updated Redford Charter Township, Michigan

I did it twice! I worked at the library while I was getting my bachelors. According to my memory, I worked around 8-12 hours a week because I was a full time student. I also worked the last semester of my graduate degree. Then I worked full time and took only one course. I would like to mention that it isn't recommended to take more that 3 courses a semester in that graduate program just to give you an idea of the work load. I was able to balance my life by knowing my limits. When I was a full time student I did not work a lot and when I was working full time I took only one course.