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How do you use time management for school home, work and family?

Working fulltime and going to school taking 2 classes per semester. How do you manage the time between school, work, home and family? Looking for better ways to manage my time with everything so nothing falls short and i am able to still do things with my family and everything else.
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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

Make time to video-call your kiddos and check in with them if you can. Any kind of little contact throughout the day will make a difference. I'd recommend trying to get your classes blocked together in big chunks. I've been to colleges that had once-a-week classes intended for out of town commuters. For a semester or two, I managed to get most of my classes in those once-a-week slots and it was incredibly helpful for school-life balance. You'll just have to remember your homework and deadlines a bit better. Make sure that your work is a flexible partner in figuring out work-life balance. If not, it might be worth it to look into alternative sources of work.

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Nakia’s Answer

I have a dry erase calendar in the kitchen for all to see. Any activities involving work, school, sports, and events go on the calendar. Once you have a visual consolidation of activities in front of you, it's easier to see what needs to stay and what can get removed or pushed out. Anything non-essential in your life will have to be delayed, and the important stuff has to be done efficiently. Make time for yourself through it all so that you don't get burned out.

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Rebecca’s Answer

There are plenty software / apps that can help you on time management. I believe you have the time table of your work and classes already.

Below is the suggested approach :

1. Put in the working and classes time into schedule
2. I believe you may have to complete some assignments or projects in the class. You may need to plan for the time you require to complete the assignment/project , E.g. 1-2 hours every day before deadline, etc. Remember to put in some buffer for contingency.
3. You can put in some major family, friends, etc. events and activities that you must attend in the schedule
4. You can then determine any time slots remains. You can then decide whether you would like to use the time for a break, other friend or family gathering, etc.

Hope this helps!