Juggling School, Friends, Family and Life
Posted September 29, 2009on:
Keeping Balance In Your Life
Prioritize Parts of Your Life
As a high school student, you may feel that you’re getting pulled in too many directions at once. You have to focus on school to keep your grades up, but you want to spend time with your friends, too. You want to relax on the weekends, but your family may want you to hang out with them instead. How do you juggle it all?
It may help you to plan out some of your free time in advance and create a calendar for yourself. Finish homework or projects ahead of time when you have the chance so you have more free time. Hang out with friends or family in larger groups so you can see more people at once. School, friends and family are all important parts of your life and deserve your attention. Is there a part of your life that’s getting too much or too little attention?
Be Well-Rounded, Learn When to Say ‘No’
Sometimes, you might need to turn down hanging out with friends or taking on an extra school activity in order to maintain your balance. You might say to yourself, “but I need to be in more clubs if I’m going to get into a good college” or, “this is the only chance I get to hang out with my friends before we all go our separate ways.” While it’s true that colleges look more favorably on students who were involved in their school, they also look at how well-rounded you are. And, even if your friends go separate ways after high school, there are plenty of ways to stay in touch and keep connected.
When you find the right balance in your life between school, friends and family, you’ll probably find that you’re enjoying life more. Don’t let yourself get burnt out by taking on too many things in your life. Prioritize and organize these different parts of your life to keep that balance!
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