The Balancing Act: School, a Social Life, and Enough Sleep

We’ve all seen the figure floating around the internet: “good grades, enough sleep, and a social life: choose two.”  It’s no secret that achieving these things as a student is tough, to say the least, but can you really not have all three?

You can – just keep these five things at the top of your new to-do list.

Organize your time.

Remember the planners your teachers in elementary school gave everyone?  It’s time for another.  Prioritize and set aside designated time for studying, work, spending time with friends – anything you fill your days with.  Be disciplined, because when your days are more structured, it’s a lot easier to make the most out of the time you’ve set aside.  At first, it may be tough to focus on one thing at a time, but scheduling and using your time effectively will make tasks feel much more manageable when you don’t have everything weighing on you at once.

De-stress.

Not only is it incredibly difficult, but it’s also pointless to work on something when you’re on the verge of a meltdown before you’ve even started.  This is how you get distracted and start to procrastinate – so before tackling the first thing on your to-do list, take a moment to relax, whether it’s by doing yoga, taking a bubble bath, or taking a short nap.  Then you can reconvene with renewed energy and focus.

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