School and Social Life
Sometimes we spend most of the time doing school work and forget our families and friends; we forget that there is also the social life to discover and have fun. On the other hand, we may spend so much time creating a social life and pay less attention to the grades in high school or college. In order to be successful in life, one needs to find a balance between social life and academics. Here is a guide on how to balance studies and social life.
· Set the right goals
Setting goals in life is very important. However, a good goal should not stretch you to achieve; it should not make you forgets other important things in your life in order to get there. You should not only set goals for your academic life but also for other school experience such as social life.
Instead of waiting until the last minute to study and fail to attend the family dinner, fail to go camping with friends, set intermediate daily or weekly goals to avoid having chunks of study work to study in limited time.
· Combine studies life with social life
Studying in groups or with a friend makes it easier to stay connected as well as study. Even if you are not studying for the same subject, it helps to study with someone else as you can help each other with certain problems that are hard to understand which creates a stronger bond. After finishing the studies, you can go for a drink or take a walk together.
· Set some time to relax
Too much studying can wear you out, therefore, when planning your day or week activities, set aside some time just to relax and unwind. Go out to a party in the night or have dinner with friends during your free time so as to keep up with the social life.
· Avoid becoming overwhelmed
School life involves so many opportunities for taking a part-time job to joining different clubs or hanging out with different people. You should know when to say no to certain activities so as not to feel overwhelmed. It is ok to cancel going out to the cinema with friends in order to rest. Though difficult, it is important to be selfish with your energy and time. Paying attention to how you feel allows you to achieve better your goals without feeling pressured.
Combining study and social life does not have to be overwhelming, try the above tips for a more successful and happy life in school.