6 Important Factors in Balancing Work and Study

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Many people are attempting to find a balance between work and study. There are several steps that can be take to ensure that a good balance between work and study can be accomplished. These steps are as follows:

1. Set aside a specific time frame in which to study. Studying can be rather time consuming and many people procrastinate as it pertains to studying. However, one of the keys to juggling work and study is to set aside a certain amount of time to study each day. This time-frame may be different for different people depending on what they are studying. People must understand the demands of their discipline and establish a time-frame that is suitable.

2. Work an appropriate number of hours. Many people who struggle with a work/study balance do so because they work too many hours. It is important to establish the amount of time that can be spent working each week and this time should take into consideration the amount of time needed to take care of other obligations. If too many hours are worked there will be little time to accomplish anything else including studying.

3. Get the appropriate amount of sleep. Getting enough sleep is not only beneficial to maintaining a work/study balance, it also assist in ensuring a greater level of alertness. That is, people who get enough sleep are better able to focus at work and while studying. The number of people who are sleep deprived is astounding and one of the main reasons why it is difficult for some people to find the proper balance between work and study. With these things understood, getting enough rest is essential.

3. Don't Forget to Play. Making the time to engage in leisure activities that you enjoy is imperative. Leisure time gives people the opportunity to relax and escape from the rigors and demands of everyday life. Having fun is also important because it has the tendency to rejuvenate the mind and the body. This rejuvenation allows people to be more productive at work and while studying.

4. Establish priorities and set goals. The ability to successfully juggle between work and study is also dependent upon setting priorities and abiding by them. Priorities allow people to focus on the aspects of life that are most important and make decisions accordingly. When balancing work and study people have to determine which one is most important to them and create a schedule that reflects what is most important. Setting goals is also important because goals assist in giving people the proper amount of direction so that things deemed important to them can be accomplished within a certain time-frame.

When juggling between work and study it is important to keep all of the aforementioned advice in mind. A failure to exclude any of these tips may result in the inability to find a balance between work and study. However work/study balance can be achieved when most people take these steps are taken into consideration.

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Jessie Teh is a student at BAC, a law school in Malaysia. She is also a part-time writer and writes on topics of law educatio, among others.

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This article was published on 2013/01/07