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How do you balanced work and school?

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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Wael’s Answer

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.

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Maribel’s Answer

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.

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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>



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Simeon’s Answer

You'll have to plan your semesters carefully. See if you can manage getting all of your classes on the same day of the week, so you don't have to worry constantly about working out if you have enough time to drive to and from work and to and from school. See when colleges offer class schedules for some of their students who commute long distances or are already in their careers. My graduate school offered these classes on Monday once a week. Once a week courses might not be for you, but they helped me manage my schedule. You'd have to be on top of getting your homework done on time, but these types of class schedules can give you a lot more flexibility in your schedule. If you have a job you have the ability to study while at, try using the free study app Quizlet. It's got study materials for most classes and you can make your own if not. Having a study app with digital flashcards makes studying very quick and friendly. Find time in your day you have to waste standing still and see if you can incorporate studying into any of those activities. If you can make audio notes, you can listen to study notes while stuck in traffic.
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