Maintaining a balance between studying and the rest of your life can be difficult. Studying can be the focus of your life without it being the only thing you do. Having a healthy lifestyle and spending time with friends is something you don’t want to neglect. Some examples of good time management may be to create a timeline in which to complete assignments. Another thing to do is keeping track of each unit and its requirements. If you are studying a course in which volunteering would be beneficial, with good time management it may be achievable. There is not as much time to see friends while studying full time. Arranging study sessions with friends allows one to both study and spend time with friends. Seeing family at least once a week helps to keep motivated. Balancing self care with study can be easy for some people while difficult for others.
Setting aside time each day to study helps to create a daily routine. Besides seeing friends, exercise is also something not to neglect while studying. Making sure to exercise three times a week can help with keeping the body and brain healthy which helps with studying. Another suggestion would be to complete assignments at least two days before they are due in order to review. Some study strategies include Creating an assignment deadline list and studying for two hours minimum each day. Studying in the library rather than at home is another strategy. Balancing study with exercise and Studying with friends are also strategies. One of the best strategies is to create a list of assignments using backward planning. Keeping a day planner and marking out blocks of study time is a useful way to keep on track.


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