It’s that time of year again… Stores are filled with school supplies, big yellow buses driving around town, and you find yourself packing up your belongings in preparation to head back to school. For many, this is an extremely exciting time, simply because this means you will once again be linked up with your closest friends for the next eight months. However; every year at the beginning of school the thought of, “How am I going to be able to balance my school work with my social, regular work, and physical health life?” reappears. The answer really is simple: DO WHAT IS BEST FOR YOU.
The absolute perfect advice for a good “balance” in life does not exist. Every single person is different when it comes to prioritizing their responsibilities. Now don’t get me wrong, there are some pretty obvious suggestions that can be made, such as maybe not going out with friends the night before a big exam, or skipping class just to get a work out in. Those are just some of the simple things that almost every parent tells you before you get to school. What it really comes down to though is finding the correct balance for YOU. If this means going to the gym one less day a week to either catch up on school work or hang out with friends, so be it.
Your ultimate happiness will come when you can find that perfect or near perfect balance in your life. With that being said, this adjustment may take a week or two, so don’t become discouraged when the beginning of the school year seems quite stressful. Also, it may be relieving to know that almost all of your friends are going through this transition period with you, so don’t feel like the only one who may be struggling right off the bat.
Like I stated earlier, the perfect advice for a balanced life really doesn’t exist, however what I want to challenge you to do is find that perfect advice for yourself. Try your best not to let others around you influence your priorities, because no one really knows you better than YOU.
|Don’t forget about the little things in life. They tend to have a BIG impact|
- Tyler Kloss