Because Balance Matters: Juggling Work and College Life

university student in the libraryYou may already have a job, and you are probably earning enough. But you know that you can do better than that, so you decide to go back to school. The prospect sounds nice, but it is definitely not going to be a walk in the park.

While it may require you to work hard, the fruits of this endeavour will be sweet. It will open up many opportunities. If you are more than willing to take up another degree or a part time degree in Singapore, here are some things that will help you make things much easier.

Flexibility is a great option

The first thing you need to do is to find flexible class schedules. These will allow you to work while you are studying. If this is not possible, you can talk to your professors and make arrangements with them, especially when it comes to study modules, homework, and projects.

Schedule matters

If you cannot make arrangements with your professor, you need to set priorities. As such, you need to take control of your time. You should learn how to schedule things so that you will not be caught in dilemmas. Schedule your homework and meetings with your group mates. You will also need to find time for yourself.

Self-care is a priority

Speaking of making time for yourself, you should find ways to have fun and relax. Squeeze into your schedule a ‘me’ time. Take the time to have a massage. You can go on trips. You should also find time to have fun with your family.

These are only some of the things you need to keep in mind when balancing your work and academic life. If things are getting out of hand and they’re already overwhelming you, don’t be afraid to ask for help — someone will surely lend you a hand.