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Four ways a Melkbos student balances their school lifestyle in 2017

From the perspective of an anxious and indecisive student, you can truly say you’re stuck in-between a rock and a hard place.

If you’re unsure whether to suck at your academics or have a non-existent social life, stop being unsure because here is another opportunity to flourish in grades and free time. I’m about to Oprah Winfrey and Dr Phil you at the same time. Get ready for advice.


  1. Be Organised

Cluttered surroundings are a representation of a cluttered mind-set.

Yes, adolescence should be an excuse just as it is but be honest with yourself; having a clear mind and getting the important work out of the way is much better than being lazy, stressing because you didn’t accomplish anything and then giving up because you’re going to get into trouble anyways.

Your setting will always set your mood so start off with your surroundings neat, essentials accessible and your workspace workable. (You will also see how this gets things done so much quicker and you’ll be able to run away free ASAP.)


  1. Schedule Priorities

Know what you’re going to do and when you’re going to do it beforehand. Prioritise what you want to do by its level of importance and becoming accustomed with using a day planner or just simply writing down whatever for whenever you need to or want to do something.

The sooner you get into the habit of this, the easier it will be to focus on the here and now, not stressing because of uncertainty. You will know when you’re going to have time for your schoolwork or free time and be able to dedicate your attention to whatever you’re busy with, without panic/worry.


  1. Be Around Those Who Support You

You shouldn’t ever feel guilty for doing what is good for you. Those who you hang around influence your behaviour and how you feel. Surround yourself with good people, people who will support you wholly and are understanding of your goals. Not only will this reassure you but it will also encourage you to pursue the balanced school lifestyle that you desire.


  1. Accept Balance

If you know you’re ready to commit (or you already have) to what you want to do next, you should know the sacrifices needed to be made in order to fulfill this. You won’t always be able to go out and party so this also leaves good opportunities for when you do.


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Remember: Sleep is also a very important. It reduces your stress levels, strengthens your immune system, improves the quality of your work and boosts your energy. Attempting to achieve a perfect balanced lifestyle won’t ever happen to its proper extent unless you rest. Take time for yourself and hold onto your good physical and mental health as tightly as you can.

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