3 Tips to Manage Your Life as a Student 


Hello, beautiful readers!

As a student, we juggle a lot. We manage classes, homework, socializing, employment and more. I often ask myself: How can I better manage my life? I use the methods below to help manage my life. 

1. Use a Planner

I began using a planner faithfully this year. I’d be lost without it. I use this paper planner daily. It is a staple for many students like me. 

A planner is a valuable tool to schedule everything important in your life. Information I include in my planner:

  • Due dates for assignments/tests
  • Birthdays of family and friends
  • Medical appointments 
  • Bill payment reminders

2. Make time for the people and things you love

I incorporate this into my self-care routine. You’ll be happier (and healthier!) when you devote time and energy into tasks you enjoy. Find 1-2 things you love doing + 1-2 people to make a top priority. This helps you focus your time and energy.

3. Outline, outline, outline

The biggest organization tool I use is the Monthly View in my planner. When each semester begins, I go through my class syllabus and record due dates. I outline my semester to give myself a broad view of tasks to accomplish each month. 

How do you manage your life as a student? 

12 thoughts on “3 Tips to Manage Your Life as a Student 

  1. futurenurseanna

    I manage my life with a planner as well! I could not survive without it!

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  2. maddyloveslife

    Great tips, I’d be such a mess without my planner!🙈

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  4. 1003

    I am actually starting college soon, so right now I am just binge reading (if that’s a think lol) college blog posts. I will definitely take on board your tips. Thank you for taking the time to type these tips up.

    Lena x

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  5. I just made a similar post, although mine is more broadly about how I will find peace amongst all the craziness that is college! Spending time with friends is so important! My worst college semester was when I was working and going to school full-time! I was always too tired to hang with friends (I thought) and felt horribly lonely and depressed without them! Now I know that scheduling even a little time to hang out is so important to your mental and emotional health!

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  6. Girl, you are wise before your time! I didn’t learn to apply #1 until I started my clinicals many moons ago. I watched one of my classmates write all the dates from each class syllabus into her weekly planner during the first day of classes. She carried a three hole punch in her backpack and would punch the handouts and neatly organize them in a three ring binder WITH page dividers. She even labeled each divider with the tiny tabs. I was fascinated! I went from the person who always asked when the tests were to the one who knew everything! Being organized is the key to success!

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    1. And do some type of exercise every day even if it’s walking! It will help you keep your sanity!

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  7. 97

    I definitely agree that planners are so crucial! I love to decorate mine with brush lettering and stickers just to make it fun!

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  8. I’d love to see how you space out your planner and such!! So glad I stubbled across your blog xx

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  9. I love this post, it’s so useful as I’m about to go to sixth form

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  10. Such essential points, good post!! .X.

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  11. I use a planner even though I graduated college in 2012 😄 Still a great way to plan once you get to corporate, and even more so, if you start your own business.

    Thanks for sharing!

    – Alexis Chateau

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