Often times you get stuck with a very busy schedule whether it is during the summer or during the school year. This summer I am juggling two jobs, an internship, and a couple of classes. I know that many people have the same schedule as I do, if not busier and so I would like to share 5 tips on how to balance your busy schedule.
1. Get a planner
A planner can go a long way. That way you can plan each week and keep track of all of your schedules and due dates. Sometimes with a busy schedule, it is easy to lose track of what you have to do each day and so if you write it down then it makes it easier to remember.
2. Get a good nights rest
When your schedule is slammed it can be hard to remember to get a good amount of sleep. Getting a good nights rest is very important because you want your body to be energized for each busy day. Try to remember to let your body rest.
3. Make time in your schedule for fun things
It can be easy to lose touch with the things you would do for fun like meet up with friends or hang out with family but try to make time to do those things too. You will drive yourself crazy if you are only working throughout your entire summer or semester. Don't forget to treat yourself.
4. Don't skip breakfast
Skipping breakfast is a common thing when someone has a busy schedule but breakfast is an important meal. It helps you jump start your day. Even if it is a bagel and a coffee that morning.
5. Remember that hard work pays off
Remind yourself why you are working this hard and what you plan to accomplish. Keep yourself motivated by keeping your eye on the prize, whether your goal is to save money, get credit for school or to move your way up in your job. Sometimes it doesn't feel like it but hard work does pay off.
You might get stressed and feel like you are running on a treadmill but you can reach your goal as long as you keep yourself balanced. Keep working hard but don't forget to take care of yourself while you are. Good luck with your busy schedule and I hope you reach your goals.