At least 50% of students will have a job during their post-secondary education.
Chances are that you'll have to balance being a full-time student with part-time work at some point and that's no easy task.
No worries! Time management strategies will help you find your groove.
Use A Priority Matrix
You may be juggling a lot of things at the same time. Make sure to stay on top of your studies, part-time job, and have some time for yourself.
First, ask yourself it's:
Which of the following tasks is important and urgent?
You have an assignment due next week
You offered to give your friend a ride
You been asked to take an extra shift
You have a big exam tomorrow
More often than not, you can plan ahead for your week and even month.
Some planning you can do right away:
School assignments and exams
Create a calendar of all your assignments and their due dates
Set up a time for group assignments
Set aside time to study for exams
Add your work schedule to your calendar
Have a conversation with your manager about dates that you're unavailable
Build A Support System
Having a good support system at school and work can help you balance your time.
Join a study group
Connect with a classmate you can reach out to in case you miss a class
Find a coworker that can take shifts from you if need be
Make Time For Yourself
Make sure to set time aside for your well-being.
Spend time with friends
Play your favourite video game
Read a book
Do things that makes you feel good
Following this simple advice will help you stay grounded while still maintaining a busy schedule.
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This Byte has been authored by
Adriana Villegas Mayorga