Are you working and you would like to join the school for more studies? Or is it the vice versa? If your answer is yes, continue to read on. It is possible to work and the same time to study but it can be tricky and therefore isn’t for everyone. It can get really overwhelming and for you to remain sane there’re some strategies that you must follow. Below I have outlined the tips that will help you balance both your education and your employment.
Manage your time. Know how much time you need both at school and in the workplace. Do this with the help of your professors and your boss. This will help you to schedule your time well and make sure to take a flexible job.
Create a flexible schedule, by using your smartphone calendar and to do list. Allocate time for homework, assignment, and studying. Make sure you stick to your routine.
Share your schedule with your friends and family and let them support you. This way they will know when it’s time to leave you alone to do your work.
Get organized. Organize your work depending on the priority in order to access it easily. Note the upcoming deadline on your calendar and start the project earlier to be able to finish it on time. Do not procrastinate. Identify your study area and always read in small intervals rather than cramming a whole bunch of books. Avoid distraction while you’re studying by switching off your cell phone and keeping away from your social media. It is also good to join other student and study together in your school library.
Organize your workplace too and consider talking to your boss about your studies.
Consider online courses. Online courses are more flexible and therefore you can consider them if your work is more demanding. However, they require discipline and only focused people can manage it. Setting up your goals will help you to be focused and choosing the online course that fits your learning style. Best-Phlebotomytraining.Com is one the institution that offers both online and one on one classes.
Manage your stress. Stress will lead to sickness and with all your busy schedule, you surely need to be healthy. The following activities will help you deal with your stress easily;
- Keep work and school separate
- Get enough sleep
- Talk to a friend
- Do some workout
- Eat healthily
Keep your momentum and celebrate your successes. Once you start, do not stop. Do not take a semester break unless you’ve unavoidable circumstances like illness or death of a family member. However, you can reduce your course and take some to the next semester if you get so overwhelmed. Celebrate every little and big achievements.
Being an employed student is not easy but it is manageable. Your goals should always motivate you to work hard towards your success and also remember many people have made it before. Create your social time and family time, get an outdoor activity once in a while and always stay healthy and happy.
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