Balancing Work and Class during the Summer
I'm taking 2 online classes this summer. One is a 5 week course and the other is a 10 week course. On top of that I am balancing a job and moving back in with my family for two months again before moving back out to live in an apartment. Life is pretty hectic. I have several ways that I manage my time that I thought I would share with you today.
- Plan, schedule, and stick to what you need to do. I have planned each day RIGOROUSLY. Because my work schedule is pretty flexible I can actually wake up relatively late (9am) but if you work in a more strict 9-5 way you may need to plan when you get up and what time you leave/account for travel time.
- Write down and color code all of your assignments and due dates. I separate everything out and put it all in a handwritten calendar as well as my google calendar for reminders. I also put in when I am going to do each part and plan out when I am going to do what at what time for maximum organization.
- Be a little flexible. Don't get hung up about staying perfectly on schedule. As long as you can get everything done by the time it needs to be done you're fine!
- Take some time for yourself. I like to relax for a few minutes each day before I go to bed and I make sure that I have at least one day (or most of a day) all to myself so that I can recharge for the week ahead.
Some of the tips above can seem like common sense items but I promise you some people haven't thought of these tips before. Hope you enjoy!