Something I have struggled with especially lately is finding a healthy balance between school, work and my personal life. Being a full time college student and working 4 days a week does not leave me with a lot of time for any outlets for extracurricular activities. When I first started this overwhelming day to day life schedule I was always finding myself feeling overwhelmed and stressed. This is something I learned to overcome the hard way.The first thing to point out is that work isn’t separate from life — it’s a part of it. For some people, it’s not a fun part of life, but for others, it’s a passion. Either way, it’s a part of our lives, good or bad.Of course, when people talk about a work-life balance, they mean that we should find a balance between work and our personal lives, which is definitely true. But it’s important to realize that if work is really something you love, you don’t need to cut it short in order to spend more time at home in front of the television.
So the key is to remember that what we’re looking for is a balance between the things we love — not just work and the rest of life, but work and family and hobbies and chores and everything else. Here are some key tips I found to be very beneficial in achieving the life balance I was looking for.