How to Juggle Your Acads and Your Personal Life Without Burning Out

by Raisa de los Reyes   |  Feb 21, 2023
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Balancing all your responsibilities and expected duties all at once can be a struggle. As a student, you may want to pass and graduate with flying colors. As for your extracurriculars, you may want to branch out and discover new opportunities and interests through organizations. With regards to your personal and social life, you may wish to have quality time with your family, friends, or significant other. Keeping all of that in mind, it can be overwhelming to find the time to handle  everything.

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If you wish to know more about how you can manage your responsibilities and relationships, learn more through this guide: 


1. Manage expectations in your relationships. 


While it is very important to be able to communicate with your loved ones, it is equally important to have mutual understanding of what your priorities and expectations are. This allows you to put your best foot forward in a relationship because you are able to rework your routines to prioritize your best interests individually and as a unit. Moreover, you are able to adjust accordingly to the differences in your lifestyles and the many goals that you may want to achieve. When this is understood, you will be able to provide the sort of support that your family, friends, or colleagues may need and vice versa. Proper communication and comprehension may reassure the other person that in spite of their business, they are still a priority that's just as important as everything else in your life.



2. Know your limits.


When you start to get bombarded with so many tasks, it is best to invest all your focus and effort in one task first before trying to accomplish a different task. You will get easily burnt out if you try to split your attention to have control over your obligations. Try to manage your tasks by sorting tasks that are  of top priority and urgent need. This will help you accomplish your to-do list easier. 


3. Don't compare yourself to others.


Because of hustle culture, society pushes you to always do more and be the best at it. This encourages you to do more than what you can realistically take and it forces you to compare your progress with others. However, you should remember that not everyone is going through the same journey. It's okay to let go of certain opportunities, especially if it could be detrimental to your overall health. Moreover, you must be able to acknowledge that your progress is your own, and being at different points in your lives doesn't mean yours is of less value.


4. Set aside time to be with your loved ones. 

Don't treat quality time with the people you hold close to your heart as a reward for finishing your academics. Despite having a busy schedule, it is good and healthy to surround yourself with the people who uplift you to help you remain afloat amidst the stress and frustration you take on. When you are with your friends, family, or significant other, it is best that you concentrate all of your focus on them. Don't let your work and academics interfere with a much-needed break.

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