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    mak_trouble891
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    Any suggestions or tips for balancing work, uni study and general life? I have a new job, uni study, a boyfriend and normal life stresses… just not sure how to balance them all.

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    #109346
    Aunt_FloAunt_Flo
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    I don’t think I ever reached a ‘balance’ haha. I think that knowing when to sacrifice something else is always good. Like, one week (if you can), you might need to cut down on the boyfriend and work hours to do your assignments. It definitely isn’t easy, but I worked throughout 5 years of uni with a boyfriend for all 5 years and managed okay in the end…I’d like to think. Don’t forget the ‘you’ time in amongst the balancing act!

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    #109347
    mak_trouble891
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    That’s the hard part @Aunt_Flo finding time for me and my me time. I just can’t seem to fit it.

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    #109348
    teatea
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    @mak_trouble891 Did you end up finding any good coping methods?

    I get freaking busy with all these life commitments too but I found that taking one day out of the week (or month depending on how busy I get haha), and just having a good chill out session or a pamper is a great way to stay on top of things. If I’m feeling refreshed and recharged it’s a lot easier to manage the stress of doing a million things at once. 

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    #109349
    Diana_1996
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    I have 2 jobs, full time uni, have a relationship and still see friends. I really organised my week to get the important stuff done first. I often feel as though I am so overloaded with everything which sometimes stressors me out. But I also find the importance in me time. I hope that helps

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    champagnepapi
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    Admittedly I’m struggling in this arena too, all I have is a job, my honours thesis, 1 day of uni and a social life. I want to fit a relationship into this but I don’t see how I could. How does everyone organise their time? Diaries? Phone reminders? 

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    #109351
    CookieMonster
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    the struggle is all to real for me!!! I have 3 jobs, a new relo, final semester of uni and more… halp me!!! 😥

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    #109352
    teatea
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    @Diana_1996 @champagnepapi @CookieMonster actually crying for all of u omg, how do you manage all of that? I’m honestly in awe of people who can manage more than one job at a time! My girlfriend was doing that for a while and it drained her a lot so she had to drop one of the jobs.

    I’m a bit crazy with my organization tbh!! I have 4 diaries and i’ll take notes on my phone to remind me of things when I’m out. The diaries are for separate things though so I don’t use each one every day but it helps if I need to look at something specific? I also really love lists!! I like to make a ‘to do’ list for the day of maybe two or three things that I should prioritise for the day, so even if I have a million things to do it’s better to get a few smaller things out of the way.

    Admittedly though the whole ‘social’ thing often takes a back seat for me, but I try to go out at least once a week!

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    #109353
    CookieMonster
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    @tea EVERYTHING GO IN MY PHONE CALENDAR otherwise it won’t happen. I have a REALLY long to-do list so I might take your approach and each day pick a few important things to get done. 

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    #109354
    mak_trouble891
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    Hey @tea, for the moment the gym has become my stress outlet and the way I try and cope. With two jobs, uni and a relationship, I have found writing lists to prioritise things and a diary the most helpful. As for the ‘me time’ I’m getting there. I still do too much for everyone else lol but I’m working on it by trying to add something little to my list that’s just for me each day or week if I can. 

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    #109355
    teatea
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    @CookieMonster I found that getting cute stationary to pop my lists on really helps too! (I have some cute AF cat sticky notes that I use for no good reason other than they’re really cute to look at) 😆

    @mak_trouble891 I’m so glad you’ve found something to help a bit! I’m guilty of doing too many things for other people too, sometimes I don’t even realize it? I hope you get more ‘you time’ too. :heart:

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    #109356
    Diana_1996
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    @champagnepapi What I do is I have a dairy to organize my life in general. Then I have a weekly planner

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