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How do I balance school work, extracurriculars, and college applications?

Hey everyone, as a junior, I'm feeling pretty overwhelmed trying to balance school, extracurriculars, and college applications. How do you find a balance that works for you? Any time management tips would be much appreciated.

9 months ago

Hi there! It's completely normal to feel overwhelmed when juggling school, extracurriculars, and college applications. Here are some suggestions to help you manage your time effectively:

1. Prioritize: List down all of your tasks and rank them according to their importance and deadlines. Try focusing on the most important tasks first and work your way down the list.

2. Break tasks into smaller chunks: Breaking larger tasks into smaller, more manageable parts can make them feel less daunting.

3. Schedule your time: Assign specific time blocks to each task, extracurricular activity, and study session. Try using a planner or calendar app to keep track of your assignments, tests, and activities.

4. Stay organized: Keep your work and study space tidy to maintain focus and reduce distractions.

5. Set achievable goals: Break down your long-term goals into smaller, short-term targets. Celebrate your small achievements to stay motivated.

Remember to take breaks to recharge, and don't hesitate to ask for help from teachers, counselors, and peers when needed. You've got this!

9 months ago

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