Thursday, November 9, 2017

Tips for Juggling it All

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College is the biggest juggling act I have ever experienced. Over the course of the week, I attempt to balance: school, work, my sorority, other clubs, my blog, friendships, family, fun, and exercise. And let me tell you it doesn't always come easily. I have to sometimes make choices that hurt me in another area, it's usually a big constant give and take process. But the key is creating priorities, so when it comes down to choosing between two things you know what choice to make. 

Prioritize
I think it is so important to know when it comes down to it what is most important. For me I always prioritize school first, I will drop any of these other things to make sure I am at class and that I can effectively finish my school work. Everything else usually balances out somewhere below. Exercising is at the bottom and normally gets cut. Obviously, there are always specific instances that may change my priorities but overall I usually have a clear picture of what I value. 

Plan 
I couldn't imagine my life without my planner, but I know that planners aren't for everyone. But whether you use a planner or not I think it is so important to have some method of planning when you are going to do something. If you have something due on Thursday but have to work Wednesday night, make a plan to do it earlier in the week. Work ahead as much as you possibly can, this is so often my saving grace!

(im)Perfection
Know that as much as you plan and prioritize sometimes things are not going to work out how you want them to. Sometimes you'll still have to come home from work to a bunch of homework or go to a slew of meetings back to back on Sunday afternoon so you can't get Monday's blog post up. This is okay. There's going to be days where things just slip through the cracks. 

I hope this post was a little bit helpful for all of you. I think it's important to remember that no matter how crazy it gets you can prioritize and plan to try and make it all work. If there are a few imperfections that's okay, it's only when the imperfection begins to take over that you know you need to make a change. Because no one needs to stay up until 2 AM just to fit it all in. Do all you can to make it work, but also know when you've reached your limit. 

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