How to Balance School and Hobbies

While primary schooling can be a relatively easy affair, things start getting tough as soon as students move to secondary school and college. Not only do they have to manage studies and complete their homework or assignments, they also have to take part in sports and enjoy their hobbies. As you progress academically, you will find that you have less and less time for your own stuff. There is no doubt that studies are essential to progressing, both academically and professionally, but they should not come in the way of your personal development and furtherance of your talents and skills. In order to make the best of both worlds, you need to learn to balance your studies, extracurricular activities and hobbies.


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    First things first, you should always be looking to finish your school work ahead of time in order to be stress free. If you leave your assignments or home work to the last hour you will only end up worrying about it for the rest of the day. In order to really focus on whatever you have at hand, you need to get done with your responsibilities first. It is recommended that your prioritize your work, for instance, if an assignment in pending in the coming week, you can sacrifice some extra time to get it done early and then plan other things after submitting it.

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    The second thing you need to be particular about is not taking too much on your plate. Most youngsters are full of energy and think they can do everything. Even if you are able to pull it off one day or a week, it is very hard to keep up with everything in the long run. Instead of making something suffer (which is usually studies) you need to be careful about what you get your hands into. It is better if you take up two to three additional activities for one week and focus on them instead of trying to do everything.

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    Maintain a diary, be it an actual diary or an application on your phone or computer. Keeping a diary helps you keep track of your time and days and allows you to plan ahead. You can also review your entries to check your performance over the past week or month and see whether you are giving enough time and doing justice to the things and activities you have taken up.

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