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Thursday

How To Handle A Busy Schedule

Hello everyone! School has begun. You've noticed you've had no time to yourself lately. Your schedule is never free. You find yourself getting stressed more often. Don't worry girl, I feel you.

Today I'm going to help you balance that crazy schedule and give you some tips on how to de-stress! Hope I help <3



1. Create An Actual Schedule

During the day, whenever you have free time, quickly write up a schedule of what you have to do today. If you can, write the times of when you want to start and finish each activity.

Ex:

3:30- Get home from school and do homework
4:00- Practice instrument
4:30- Relax time
5:00- Check blogs, do blog work, write up some posts

This helps me so much and it also helps if you set a timer or something for like relax time so you don't accidentally go past!

2. Don't pile your assignments to the last day

"I should really write that essay. Eh, I have 2 more nights to do it, I'll start tomorrow."

Have you caught yourself saying that? Probably. I know it seems so easy to procrastinate and do it all on the last night but trust me, that future you isn't going to be very happy. Even if you have to groan and trudge through it, try writing at least 1/3 of that essay.

How does this help me open up my schedule? Well, if you end up getting the essay done, you'll have more free time the next day!

3. Do all your important things first

Homework, any other work, should just come first. Get it done and over with! I've also found that if you do your homework before you go to bed or later in the night, you're much more tired, and it'll take longer and it'll be horrible. You'll end up getting more questions wrong.

Checking blogs can wait, it's not really a hard activity. I know how tempting it is to pick up your computer the minute you set your backpack down but resist it and just get that homework done.

4. MENTAL HEALTH SHOULD ALWAYS COME FIRST

If you're feeling really stressed, or depressed (like actually depressed, not just bored or annoyed) with the homework/activity, take a break. Put the pencil down, and breathe a little bit. Take a little break and then come back to it. Mental health should always come first before school or anything else.

Here are some quick tips to calm down and de-stress when it comes to homework:
-Take a hot shower and then come back to it
-Watch a quick Youtube video (if you know you can control yourself and resist the temptation to watch more)
-Take deep breathes and close your eyes.
-Eat something (it really REALLY helps)

5. You may have to drop some activities

'But Noor, I love all my activities! And this is supposed to be how to HANDLE a busy schedule.'

Yes, yes, I know. But it may be your best option. Doing too many things can get you stressed out, and that's not good. I'm not saying you should drop it forever, just for the time being, until you can get your schedule in order and until you have enough time for that activity.

I hope this helped some of you and that you enjoyed it!

How do you de-stress during school? Do you have anymore tips that could go up here?

Thanks for reading,
Noor

14 comments:

  1. I actually really needed this right now, I'm falling behind in my schedule again, and this really helps. ^_^

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  2. Ah, yes school has begun. Mine started only a week ago, I was somewhat excited for to start. I'm homeschooled, so I don't get to see my friends everyday, but I am joining a place where you can take classes that are just for homeschoolers!
    I'm afraid I'm quite bad at following schedules; I always seem to want to do the opposite of what the schedule says. :)
    I have been able to get all my work done, and I'm enjoying all my subjects, especially S.S.
    I apologize for leaving such a long rambling comment I applaud you if you have read it all. :)


    Aliah | Indigo Ink

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    1. Oooh that's awesome that you're homeschooled! And don't worry, I'm the same way with my schedules. I love rambling comments, don't apologize <3

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  3. How to handle a busy schedule- don't read the Harry Potter book pictured in the header because you won't put it down for sixteen hours. ;)
    xoxo
    Grace Anne // http://totallygraced.blogspot.com/

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  4. This is such a helpful post! Thank you for sharing ♥
    Amy xx

    Little Moon Dragon

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  5. This post is so true and helpful and I absolutely agree with every single point (eating ALWAYS helps!!) i'm in 11th grade which is, according to everyone else, the most stressful and difficult year with SATs and exams and all. The point that spoke out to me the most was that your mental health always comes first. This is literally exactly what i'm telling myself this school year, to give it my all and not stress too much over results because I know that I did my best. It can be easy to begin to mark your own worth based on what grade you get on a certain test but it's important to realize that you are much greater than any number on a piece of paper :)
    Hope you have an amazing school year <3

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  6. These tips are super helpful! I usually de-stress by coming straight home and doing exercise then taking a shower so I have a positive mindset while doing homework

    x Mishs Beauty Diary

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  7. This is EXACTLY the type of post I needed right now. Thank you so much, Noor. :D And 5 points to Gryffindor for the excellent header to this post! xD (I'm just getting re-started on reading Harry Potter!)
    ~Olivia

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  8. I definitely have issues with the second one; I'm always working on projects the day their due, and turning them in like two minutes before the deadline. But somehow, I work better under pressure...I don't know what that's about.

    I've also set my schedule (which is a lot tougher for me as I'm homeschooled and have to arrange my class and subject times all by myself, as well as homework, chores, and other responsibilities) but I'm having a tough time sticking to it. I have a bunch of loud alarms on my phone indicating when I should do everything but I usually just dismiss all the alarms and continue pretending like it's still summer. smh, I'm in really bad denial over here.

    O | Life as a Young Lady

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