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10 Ways To Balance A Tight Schedule At School And Work Infographic

10 Ways To Balance A Tight Schedule At School And Work Infographic

School on its own can be stressful — between managing your class schedule, finding time for all your homework, and maintaining your grades, there’s already a lot on your plate. Though if you’re already a working adult making the decision to add a school to your life, it can be even more challenging to balance everything. If you’re considering returning to school to further your career or for other reasons, you’re probably unable to just drop the rest of your responsibilities. That means you need to find a way to balance your school and work responsibilities.

Keeping your commitments to work and school in sync can be challenging, but it is possible to juggle school and work without falling behind on either. For example, keeping your morning routine simple can help you feel less stressed at the beginning of the day by reducing the number of decisions you have to make. Having a clear plan characterized by realistic goals is another important step people returning to school can take to help themselves balance their work and school commitments.

Of course, you don’t have to do everything alone, either. Working with a team, whether it’s a carpool or a study group, can help alleviate the burden on you and expand your circle of supporters to provide a boost when you need one. Asking for help when you need it is another important step you can take to ensure you don’t become overwhelmed with all of your responsibilities. Talking to your employer about more flexibility with scheduling might be a lot easier if you can show that your education ultimately will benefit your employer, as well.

Going back to school can be an exciting but challenging step for your life and your career. By considering the advice in the following guide, you can help ensure that the next chapter of your life will be one in which your academic and work responsibilities don’t get in the way of each other.

This infographic was created by DeVry University.


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