The List: Six ways to handle work and college

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Thursday, January 24th, 2019 at 9:25 AM

Anyone who has ever worked a part-time job while being in school will probably tell you that it isn’t always the easiest to do. It can feel overwhelming at times and can often leave you feeling exhausted and overworked. Fortunately, there are a few tips and tricks that can make it feel a bit easier to handle.

1. Use a weekly planner.

This will keep your weekly obligations organized so that you won’t forget about anything that needs to be done.

2. Get plenty of rest.

The key to a productive day starts with a good night’s sleep. Seven to eight hours a night is usually ideal.

3. Eat a healthy breakfast.

Long days call for extra fuel and a good hearty breakfast is one way to ensure a good start to your day and keep your mind and body awake and energized.

4. Maintain a positive mindset.

Always remind yourself why you’re working so hard and that it is all going to pay off someday. Your tasks might even feel easier when you’re doing it with a happy mindset.

5. Stick to a routine.

Find a productive daily rhythm that works for you. Sometimes it’s easiest to have a set time to do certain things, such as homework or eating. It’s an assured way to know you’re getting as much out of your day as possible without procrastinating.

6. Be sure to leave at least a little time for yourself.

Try to find a gap in your schedule to hang out with friends or do what you like to do. Remember what they say, all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.

Abby Martinson| @edinboronow

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