School-Life Balance: Maintaining it with Grace

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If you were born in the 70s, you know how much education and learning has changed today. Subjects are more advanced and students have learned how to cope with it as fast as they’ve adapted to technology. No matter how much things have changed, a healthy school-life balance must still be there.

The American Academy explains that retaking high school classes online can encourage a healthy balance of school and free time. And that balance is what every 21st-century student must not only learn, but also master by heart.

Here are some tips to help you stay focused on learning and still enjoy life:

Keep a healthy lifestyle

This doesn’t only mean eating three meals a day and getting enough sleep and exercise. It also means making time for friends and family. Being healthy means keeping your body well, and your heart full.

Manage your time

The simplest way to do this it to open a spreadsheet and make a schedule of your activities. Show how long it takes for you to do one activity and adjust your time accordingly to see which tasks can fit in a day. Remember to be realistic with time projections and follow your priorities.

Manage signs of stress

Irritability, trouble sleeping, drinking, smoking, and isolation are only some of the signs of stress. It will always be present in the school setting, it’s a matter of how you manage it. Well-managed stress can motivate you to study harder, and prioritize important tasks. Exercise, healthy friendships, and meditation are some ways to help you de-stress and re-focus.

Remember that all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, and you’re not Jack. Keep the vim and vigor flowing both for learning and for having fun. Finding that balance makes the biggest difference in the world of schooling.