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What are some methods to make time for your studies yet all your leisure activities while still being on task with everything else?

I'm asking because I might go out of state and knowing that, I wanna know ways to help me keep focus. #outofstate

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Abby’s Answer, CareerVillage.org Team

Hi Vanessa! I’m sorry no one’s answered your question yet. We're working hard to get it answered by Professionals with the best insights, but in the meantime I've included a link to a relevant Q&A here on CareerVillage.org that should be super helpful for you to read through.


Anthony asked: What tips do you have for balancing college coursework and social life and sleep at the same time?, and one of the Pros who answered it said:


Certainly balancing all of those things can be a challenge and at times seem impossible! But I can tell you that there is a way to balance these things as long as you are motivated and invested in all of them. When I was going to school my wife and I were expecting our first child and still being in my 20's...I still wanted to engage in the social aspect of life as well. I will tell you that the biggest help to me was prioritizing. Discover the best way to identify the things that are most important and least important when it comes to that moment or that week. By doing this you will be able to keep yourself in line and still make time for all of the things that are important to you...


Click the question to read more of what this Pro and others had to say!


Good luck! 

Abby 

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Gloria’s Answer

Hi Vanessa,

It is going to sound silly at first, but schedule everything. Make appointments with yourself for everything that you want to do. That includes studying and spending time with your new friends at your out of state school. You may even have to schedule calls back home with family and old friends so you remember to keep in touch. Scheduling helps you keep track of what is important to you and how much you do it. Over the first few months, you will probably learn if you give yourself enough time to study or too much time. You may see trends on when you study better, like mornings and begin to make time to do that when you can concentrate the most.

Your biggest challenge with going to an out of state school is going to be how new everything is. You won't know where the nearest store is or who to see if you get sick. It will be disorienting. Make sure to get this stuff worked out as soon as you can. If you are living on campus, find out where you can go for medical treatment. Spend your first days on campus walking off campus to see where stuff is. Introduce yourself to people at the Student Union. They are going to have lots of information about the local area to help you get acclimated. With all this newness, it is going to feel like you have enough time. Be patient with yourself. By Christmas, you will know the area and have made friends.

Gloria
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