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What is the best way to manage working two jobs, maintaining an A average, and make time for a social life in college?

As a student who is depending on scholarships and my own jobs to pay for college, it is very intimidating to take on two jobs and keep my grades up. I worked as a manager in high school and the stress and workload of my job on top of school made me feel as if I were losing my life to my responsibilities. I understand I must take care of my responsibilities as an adult, but what can I do to balance my life so that I still enjoy my life? I do not want my college experience to be overshadowed by my bills as it was when I was in high school.
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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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Kimberly’s Answer

This is a really tough question. There is only so much time in a day and as a person myself who worked and paid my way through college, I completely understand your struggle. Is there a way you can bundle your working hours on weekends, so that you can focus your week on your studies (or vice versa)? It will be important for you to schedule your time with friends and ensure you are able to get your work in and keep your grades in line, so you can maintain your scholarships. Your friends may not be as disciplined as you though if you are trying to schedule your "fun-time" and that may be difficult. In addition to scheduling your study and fun time, focus is a very important aspect. Finding ways to make sure you are efficient in your studying can help you do more in less time. Do you know which study-style fits you best? Are you focusing your study-time around that particular style? For example, do you like to write things down (tactical learner) or do you like to watch videos (visual learner). It may behoove you to learn about your best style to help you be more efficient! Good luck!

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Hector’s Answer

Hard work and learn how to balance your life.

Can you go into more detail? What are some tips for balancing? Gurpreet Lally