Q : What’s the easiest way to juggle school, sports, and a job?


What’s the easiest way to juggle school, sports, and a job?

A : Thank you for your question! I feel like this is always a constant struggle, and there is no easy way to juggle all of this. The number one thing that has helped me is being really invested into creating a schedule. I have two huge planners: one for school and one for home. I write everything down from hanging out with my friends to what days and times I work. I find that being able to see everything all laid out can help to allocate time and to see what you have for that day or week. 

Another thing that I am constantly working on is learning how to say no to things. When juggling a crazy busy schedule, it can be tough to make enough time just for yourself, so being able to say no to things is crucial. Whether it be hanging out with your friends on a night where you know you have to get stuff done, or going to extra meetings that a club is holding, it is so crucial that you can say no. 

My last piece of advice would be to carve time out for yourself to take a break and relax. It is so easy to get caught up in being super busy and trying to make everyone else’s life easier, but you have to make sure that you take a minute to breathe. Some things I do is carve out time to read, watch a good movie, bake cookies, or even just taking time to nap, can really help you not get burned out and help to juggle all these things. This is something people have always struggled with and will continue to struggle with. In my personal experience, these three things have helped me, and I hope will help you!! 

  • Llama