How do I fit everything in each day? I am so busy!  A busy person A busy person I am a busy person for three reasons. First of all, I have a permanent job. For example, every morning I go to my...

How do I fit everything in each day? I am so busy!

 

A busy person

A busy person I am a busy person for three reasons. First of all, I have a permanent job. For example, every morning I go to my job and work from eight o'clock until half past twelve. At the same time, I have lectures to attend. For example, at four o'clock, I go to my college every day and return home at eight o'clock in the evening. After I return, I need to do more works. For example, I have to make my dinner and wash the dishes. In brief, may be that is hard, but I am happy to do many things

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catd1115 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 3) Assistant Educator

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You have to create and maintain a schedule that works for you. You have to be physically and mentally organized. Most importantly you have to prioritize. In modern society we mostly believe that we can have it all, but that is only true to a certain extent. There is only so much time and energy available to any given person. YOu have to chose how to spend it and what is important. What are your needs and what are your wants?

Also I have to add in that I think it is very important to always balance work, school, home responsibilities with things you enjoy. If you don't you will burn out on the overloaded schedule far more quickly. In addition, life is a journey, you have to experience and enjoy it as it comes, not wait to "get there" because there is always another place to get to.

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wannam | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Educator

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Planning ahead is going to be key for balancing studies, a job, and life.  You will not magically have more time the evening before a paper is due.  It is important to plan ahead and divide the time you do have so that you are not overwhelmed.  In college, I worked third shift for a while.  I actually came home from work in the early morning, ate breakfast, and then went to class.  I slept during the day when most of my friends were in class.  I really had to plan out my assignments because the library was usually closed while I was awake.  I had a calendar and I would plan out my time per month and per assignment.

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kiwi | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Educator

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Determination goes a long way, as does looking after your health. It is possible to maintain a busy schedule with planning, as others have said, but you also need to look after your body and mind. Build relaxation in to your schedule. Make sure you have enough sleep, a good diet and some exercise.

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Kristen Lentz | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

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Everybody has time management issues, you just have to focus on what you can control and look for ways to save time.

One thing I do is really take control of my weekends.  I make meals that can be frozen or easily prepared.  If you can start Monday morning with the housework done, meals lined up, laundry done it really feels like you've got a head start on the week.

Look for sales on paper or plastic cookware.  If you can make a meal with only a few dishes you perhaps only do dishes 3 times a week... thus saving you time.

And this won't be popular, but if you are healthy enough, I always allowed myself 3 hours of sleep on Monday nights and Thursday nights.  The logic was that I was rested from the weekend on Monday night and could survive less sleep, and on Thursday night I knew I only had to make it through Friday and I could rest on the weekend.  That equation bought me an extra 6-8 hours to study during the week which really helped me out.  After a few weeks, I got to where I really didn't miss the sleep too much.

Hope this helps, and keep your head up. 

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lsumner | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Senior Educator

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My mother taught me that people do what they want to do. I believed her. I didn't make excuses for not visiting her more often. She passed away this past September and I miss her so much. I wish I had visited more. As mentioned above, create a schedule and stick to it. Don't deviate. Be firm and determined to follow your schedule. Don't forget to include rest and relaxation which will help you endure the times when your schedule gets hectic. Make time for those you love. They will not always be here, and make time for yourself. 

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e-martin | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

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Good planning and a firm schedule can help to keep you productive and organized with so much to do on a daily basis. In my experience there is always enough time to do the things that are important. Being busy doesn't change my priorities as much as one might think...

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bhawanipur | College Teacher | (Level 1) Valedictorian

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I think its life. The more we remain busy at work or study, the more we remain apart from other sorts of thinking. We need to eat to live rather than living to eat. Your daily routine is not bad. At least you are sure what to do, when to do, and where to do. Most of the urban people are out of routine. When I was alone, I used to prepare in the morning for the whole day or mostly took my dinner outside. You can opt for.

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