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How To Have A Work-Life Balance In College

Ah, college life—a thrilling whirlwind of exploration, late-night cram sessions, and unforgettable friendships. As you embark on this journey toward academic excellence, it’s vital to remember that having a work-life balance between your studies and your personal life is key to unlocking a fulfilling college experience.

Say No

It’s okay to say no to things. Finish that paper and skip the kickback. Take a self-care night and tell your friends you’ll see them when they get back. Put yourself first and don’t feel guilty about it.

Say Yes

Never been to a homecoming parade? Go with your friends this year. Is everyone going to the football game but you hate sports? Try it anyway. Get outside your comfort zone and try new things. You could love it or hate it, but you won’t know until you try it at least once.

Plan Out Your Important Tasks For The Week

Write down all your important exams, due dates, and appointments for the week. That way if someone tries to get you to go out Thursday night and you know you have a midterm Friday morning, you are sure to say no. Knowing what you have scheduled allows you to feel more free the days you don’t have any obligations.

Finish Work During The Day To Free Up Your Nights

This one is self-explanatory. If you finish your tasks during the day, it allows for less stress and therefore more spontaneity. The night is still young!

Do Something For Yourself Atleast Once A Week

Whether it’s a frat party with your besties, a self-care day, or even just binging your favorite show. Make sure to carve out time for yourself each week. College shouldn’t be all work and no play. You have to enjoy yourself!

Good luck and have fun!