Managing time between work and school can be a challenging task, but it's not impossible.
In this post we will talk about how do I manage my time for study while working and some tips I got from my friends.
I work in two different company first, as a part-time clerk in a Grocery store in which allotted to my afternoon free time, and the second is Production site in which I fill the role of being a production staff and designer at the same time for the morning free time.
I have different class schedule every semester and we have (4) four semesters in total for 2-years. Also sometimes we have make-up classes which is filled into our no class days or depends on which day our instructor's put it.
To give you an idea of my whole week,
Monday - 12:15pm - 3:30pm I can work from 5:00pm to 10:00pm (Grocery)
Tuesday - No Class I can work from 7am - 4pm (Production) and 5pm - 10pm (Grocery)
Wednesday - 9:00am - 12:pm / 12:30pm - 4:30pm sometimes I can make it to 5pm - 10pm but most of the time I'm being late for minimum of 15minutes. Thursday - No Class I can work from 7am - 4pm (Production) and 5pm - 10pm (Grocery) Friday - 5:40pm - 9:00pm I can only work in morning shift this day from 7am - 4pm (Production)
Saturday - 11:30am - 2:30pm. I can work from 4:30pm - 10pm
Sunday - No Class I can work from 7am - 4pm (Production) and 5pm - 10pm (Grocery)
So in general I use my free time or gap time to make it at work. Most of people around me is saying the same thing "get some rest", I am so grateful to this people cause I can feel their concerns and give me the idea that its not bad to take the suggestion and took care of my health as well, but know for a fact that whenever I have nothing to do or work on, I will be overthinking so much and get bored. And to be honest, week have passed during this times, I can tell that my body is looking for it now, wanting to keep my physical body working and taking the extensive working is giving me the time to spend of important things rather than overthinking and doing nothing.
Let me give you some tips on how do I survive this and remember that successful time management necessitates discipline and consistency. You can effectively balance work and school by following these tips and remaining focused on your objectives.
Prioritize tasks: Determine the most important tasks you need to complete for work and school and prioritize them based on deadlines and significance.
Make a schedule: Develop a schedule that allocates specific times for work and school activities. Make time for breaks, exercise, and other activities that will help you keep a healthy balance.
Communicate with your employer and professors: Keep your employer and professors up to date on your plan and notify them of any possible conflicts ahead of time. This will assist them in understanding your circumstance and making reasonable accommodations. (this tip is for those who are interested and willing to keep in touch with your network)
Keep track of tasks, assignments, and meetings with a planner or calendar. This will allow you to remain on top of your duties and avoid last-minute stress.
Be adaptable: Recognize that unexpected events can disrupt your plan. Adjust your plans as needed to accommodate changes in your job or school commitments.
I've known so many people in my class do this scheduling and time management organization and I can personally recommend to make it a habit as we grow and value our time as much as possible.