Ask Her: Time Management Advice

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Dear Her: Classes! Classes! Classes! They have been so stressful this semester and I have been having trouble finding time for myself. I have been trying to hang out with friends to take my mind off of things, but that has also been so draining. I know that I am not going to be able to make it through the semester if things stay like this, but I do not know what to change.

Sincerely,  Worn Out

Dear Worn Out: This semester is not easy and there is no denying that. Please give yourself credit for everything that you are doing! You are trying so hard and that is paying off, but it is important that you realized the need for a break. With all of the time spent in front of the screen, it is essential that you find a few activities that make you happy that are not related to technology. Are you into crafting? Baking? Cooking? Working out? These are all ways to take some time for yourself without the use of technology. If these activities are a little too time-consuming, a nice warm shower or going to bed earlier can also help you feel more energized and alert.

HCXO, Her

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Dear Her: I am overwhelmed with the amount of work I have, how do I balance my mental health and schoolwork?

Sincerely,  A Ball of Chaos

Dear A Ball of Chaos: Although you can not change the amount of work that you have, there are some ways to make it more manageable. I know it can be easy to distance yourself from peers when you are feeling stressed, but chances are, your peers are feeling overwhelmed too. Reach out to them and find time to connect. As funny as it may seem, a night filled with ranting about your courses may make your week so much better. It’s nice to know you aren’t alone in this struggle. Also, it is easy to forget to take care of yourself when you are deep in schoolwork, but you will burn out even quicker without this time for yourself. To help with this burnout, try scheduling out your time to incorporate self-care into your schedule. If you have a lot due one week, do not be afraid to ask for extensions. Just make sure to check your professor’s policies before doing so.

HCXO, Her

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