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Your intro to a healthy work/life/study balance

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As a student, balancing work, life, and study can be a challenge, but it is essential for your wellbeing and success. Having this balance can help you reduce stress, avoid burnout and increase your efficiency  across all areas of your life. We’ve collated some tips on how to strike the right balance.

1. Set priorities

Decide what is the most important to you and prioritise your time accordingly. This could mean setting aside time for family, exercise or personal interests. It’s important to remember that spending time on things you love is just as important as your work and study. 

2. Create a schedule

Having a schedule can help you manage your time more effectively and ensure that you make time for things that matter most to you. Creating a schedule will also help you in reducing stress, keep track of your deadlines and allow you to keep the big picture in sight. Consider using a planner or online calendar (google calendar or your mobile calendar) to keep track of your commitments.

3. Take breaks

Taking breaks can help you recharge and avoid burnout. Make time for extracurriculars, such as reading, meditation or spending time outdoors. This also helps to increase your focus when you return to work or study, which then improves productivity.

4. Learn to say no

It’s important to set boundaries and learn to say no when you need to. This can help you avoid overcommitting and reduce stress.

5. Seek support

Balancing work, life and study can be challenging, but you don’t have to do it alone. Consider seeking support from friends, family or our wellbeing services on campus.

Finding the right balance between work, life, and study is crucial for your happiness and success as a student. Prioritising your time, creating a schedule, taking breaks, learning to say no and seeking support are all important strategies for helping you achieve this balance.

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