Every Wednesday a blogger will be featured for Simply Adventurous’ Spotlight of the Week. I am so excited to share with you a new and different blog and/or brand. Each writer will also be writing for my lovely readers!
Why did you start a blog?
I started my blog during sophomore year of college after reading blogs for a while and figuring that my life was interesting enough to talk about on the internet. I was also really involved with campus activities and I wanted to meet more people. My blog started as a way to write something everyday to simply improve my writing, but it’s become so much more than that.
How to Balance Work, Life, and School
Between working full time, being a full-time student, and juggling a semi-decent social life, I’ve learned a few tips on how to get by and to balance everything. It’s important to make the most of your weekends. I tend to get the majority of my class work complete on the weekends, sometimes weekend nights. And while this doesn’t do much for my social life, it really frees up my weeknights so I don’t have to stay up late trying to finish assignments. Hold true to your weekends and take that time to do something you love.
Also, it’s incredibly important to get enough sleep. I can’t skimp on sleep, and as much as I’d love to able to wake up early and workout, I’m not willing thus far to go to sleep any earlier. Mostly I commit to staying in one weekend night per week to catch up on me-time and/or homework and go to bed early.
It’s also helpful to plan meals in advance, though I really wish I was more proactive about this. On the weekends I try to plan my meals out, and at the very least, do some prep work. This means making a quiche for the week, setting aside fruit and yogurt for breakfasts, etc. and having everything prepared in Tupperware so I can grab and go in the mornings. One day I’ll be able to cook at home for dinner on the same night as I intend to eat it…
For homework, I’ve gotten used to spending an entire day each weekend working solely on homework. My grad program is also heavily focused on group projects, so we’ve found that the only time to coordinate those is on the weekends. I’ve done a good deal of work in coffee shops and in the library, but overall, I get a lot of reading done in my chair in my room, and most of my writing and computer work at my desk.
Looking back at freshmen year of college I’m pretty sure the schedule I have right now was something I was trying to avoid back then. I knew that cramming all of my work in on the weekends wasn’t a good idea, but now it’s just what works best for me. It also gives me time each night to either relax or continue to catch up on work or to tackle anything that unexpectedly comes up. Ideally this schedule won’t last forever, because I’m sure if it would, I’d get burnt out fast.
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