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How To Juggle A Family, Work, And Study Time

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If the stress of juggling a family, work, and study time is draining you out, and making life difficult; here are 5 management tips to help you out.

Becoming a parent is a scary time. Once kids come along, you cannot be selfish anymore. Their needs come first so trying to juggle a full-time job as well as studying for a master of science in nursing at Bradley University is a huge commitment. But, it can be done and here is how.

Work, Kids, And Study: 5 Successful Juggling Tips

1. Try Distance Learning

Distance learning is ideal for anyone with a 101 different balls in the air at any given time. It is easy to attend regular classes at a local college if you are able to study full-time, but once you have kids to take care of and a job to juggle full-time classroom learning is probably not an option.

No matter what course you want to enroll on, whether it is a masters of science in nursing or a psychology degree, there will be an education institution out there that can accommodate you.

Studying online means that you can fit study time around the rest of your life. This is the best solution for busy working parents.

2. Be Organized

If you want your studies to be successful, you need to be ultra-organized. It is not good enough to fit study time in as and when you feel motivated or the baby is taking a nap.

This kind of attitude will not help you write a paper or prepare for a tough exam. Instead, take a good look at your weekly schedule and decide in advance when you are going to study.1

That way you can be certain you are allocating enough time to your studies rather than risk falling behind and failing the course.

3. Take Care Of Yourself

Juggling study with work and family is not an easy task. It requires a great deal of time and commitment, so you can not afford to neglect your physical and emotional well being.

Sick people can not study. It is not always easy to stay healthy, but eating well and taking regular exercise will help.

Do not forget to take time off from your busy life, too. All work and no play make Jill a dull girl.

4. Pick Your Study Time Carefully

The key to success with studying around family and work is to figure out when the best time to study is.

Everyone is different. Some people like to get up an hour earlier each morning and fit in some study time before the rest of the family wakes up.

Others find they can hit the books once the kids have gone to bed. There is no right or wrong, so schedule study time when it best fits into your life.

Just make sure you do not skip your study periods too often, or your education will suffer.

5. Ask For Help

Asking for help is not a sign of weakness. You can not juggle everything without falling apart eventually.

Do not try to do too much. Instead, ask your partner to take over some of the chores and see if friends or family can help with childcare.

It is possible to study when you work and have a family, but be prepared for life to get a little crazy for a while.

References   [ + ]

1.Create A Study Plan, Intelligent.com.
Carolyn Scott-Hamilton

The Healthy Voyager, aka Carolyn Scott-Hamilton, is the creator and host of The Healthy Voyager web series, site, and overall brand. An award winning healthy, special diet and green living and travel expert, holistic nutritionist, plant based vegan chef, best-selling cookbook author, media spokesperson, sought after speaker, consultant and television personality, Carolyn Scott-Hamilton is a respected figure in the world of healthy lifestyle and travel as well as special diet cooking and nutrition. The Healthy Voyager aims to help people live well, one veggie at a time!

Carolyn Scott-Hamilton

The Healthy Voyager, aka Carolyn Scott-Hamilton, is the creator and host of The Healthy Voyager web series, site, and overall brand. An award winning healthy, special diet and green living and travel expert, holistic nutritionist, plant based vegan chef, best-selling cookbook author, media spokesperson, sought after speaker, consultant and television personality, Carolyn Scott-Hamilton is a respected figure in the world of healthy lifestyle and travel as well as special diet cooking and nutrition. The Healthy Voyager aims to help people live well, one veggie at a time!

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