How to Manage Your Time Between School, Friends, Family, and Love
Everyone, no matter what age or gender, has probably gone through the struggle of having to decide whether to finish studying for their quiz or eat out with the family. Time management may be hard to master, but it's not impossible to do. Here are a few tips to help you start practicing time management:
- Get yourself a small planner.
Start managing your time by writing down everything you have to do (and their deadlines) in a planner. Make sure to write it legibly to avoid missing deadlines. It's best to have a small and lightweight planner you can fit into a purse or clutch so you can bring it whatever your OOTD is!
- Download a scheduler app.
If you're not the write-in-planner type of person, you can substitute it with a scheduler/planner app. Just like the physical planner, write down the deadlines, the family gatherings, and the barkada hangout sesh. Why not make your phone even more useful than just for social media or researching for homework?
- List your daily to-dos.
Aside from planning out the entire month in your planner, you can also write a daily to-do list so you'd know what you have to do until before you sleep. You can write the time frame of each activity as well (e.g. 5:00pm – homework, 7:00pm – dinner, etc).
- Go on study dates/hangouts with friends (or your S.O).
Let's face it: school usually takes up a lot of your time which can prevent you from spending time with your friends. But what if you can combine barkada time and acads time? Ask your friends to study with you, even if you have different subjects/courses, that way you can spend time with them and ask for their help (or help them) when needed.
- Don't think too much about school during the weekends.
School is only on weekdays for many students, but homework can sometimes take up the weekend. Try and finish the *~easiest~* tasks in between classes and the harder ones after all of your classes so you won't have to do it during the weekend. No to-dos during the weekend means more time to rest or bond with the fam, barkada, or the bae.
What time management trick do you swear by? Feel free to share them with us in the comments below!
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I've been investing in arts, photography, and writing. I've also got back to reading the other day and I finished reading this amazing book entitled 300 Things I Hope by Iain S. Thomas. It is all about the things the author hopes his readers to do in all aspects of life. So, I decided to make a version of it with all of the things I'm hoping for.
I hope I get to see my friends be successful in life. I hope to make a big mural someday. I hope to be a well-known artist like the artists I look up to. I hope to marry the person I am in love with today. I hope to be a little kinder to myself. I hope to see happiness even in the smallest things. I hope to travel the world. I hope to be a good mother and a wife to my future family. I hope to have my artworks displayed in a gallery or an exhibit. I hope to learn more about creative writing. I hope I won't learn how to get tired and give up my passion. I hope I won't get too hard on myself whenever I don't get the results I've been wanting to see in my works. I hope to love myself more even on the days I hate it the most. I hope to lead and empower women; to be their voice and for them to believe in themselves that they can be the woman they look up to. And when I've reached my limit of these things, I hope I won't get tired of reminding myself that my emotions don't make me weak, hence, makes me stronger. These are some of the things I always hope for. What about you? What are you hoping for?
I started fixing myself this quarantine. I mean, I started trying makeup products. As a teen, I'm on my phone almost every hour of the day, scroll on my social media accounts, especially Instagram, and also Pinterest where you get to see nice and pleasing photography by bunch of amazing and beautiful people from different parts of the world. So I started taking my own as well. I did not know that taking your own photo and try to get an Instagramable one is sooooooooo hard, it's exhausting. I do not have alot of space in my room, and I would definitely not do it outside our house because of Corona Virus, and I don't want to be seen by our neighbors HAHA so I have no choice but to make tiis inside my room.
Out of atleast 25 shots, only 2 are a nice picture. While I'm all sweaty and tired, I am proud of what I could do beyond my comfort zone. And this definitely built my self confidence, (and I secret love the compliments I received from both people I know and don't know) It's not my first time visiting in here, Candy! But I'm new to writing my thoughts and experiences, so bare with me HAHA.
Until next time!
First. Pixie dust and paper cuts – these are the first things Wendy knew about Peter Pan. Aurora first met Prince Philip when she was sixteen. Learning how to ride a bike was also a first while I was growing up, but you are probably the first of too many. The first collection of dust and stars; maybe Luna will try to ask, who was your first? I might answer and tell her that it was you.
The first of too many stars in the sky. You are the first of too many fallen leaves during fall – and you will be the most anticipated snowflake as winter comes. A dark path that you can’t see without any light, hence, you were once the moon and there are the stars that shine so bright at night. Are we too early? Or we just really want to be ahead of time? Even in a glimpse, I would like to see the two of us connect as if we can reach the sky. There are other parts of the heavens you have never saw and other oceans you haven’t laid your feet onto – but the constellations will always wait for you. Close your eyes, love, close your eyes. Start counting backward: 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. Count backward until you see the twinkling lights that will guide you to the right path. To the right satellite; to the right person. A first.
There are many firsts – first love, first heartbreak, first sport you played, the first thing you do in the morning, the first thing you remember about the person in front of you. There are a lot. It’s actually up to us how we will consider something as a first. So, Primo, you are already a first of too many.