Setting priorities in your studies: The key to a work-life balance

How do you find the right balance between studies, work and free time?

  • June 06, 2023
  • 1 Min. reading time

Studying can often be stressful. On the one hand, there are lectures, projects, homework and exams. On the other hand, there's social life, hobbies, maybe even a part-time job. How do you find the right balance?

Work-life balance in your studies doesn't mean that you always have to spend the same amount of time on your studies and your free time. It's more about finding a healthy balance that doesn't leave you feeling overwhelmed or bored.

Setting priorities is one way to achieve this goal:

  • What is really important to you?
  • Which tasks are urgent and which can wait?
  • How much time and energy are you willing to invest in your studies?

Organisation is also crucial. Plan your time well. Determine when you will study and when you will take time for yourself to relax. Although it's tempting, don't hold on to the idea that you always have "something else" to do. Keeping a calendar can be a great help.

And that brings us to another important point: Rest. Give yourself breaks. No one can work or study around the clock. Find activities that you enjoy and that relax you. Whether it's reading a book, exercising or just going for a walk, it's important to switch off and recharge your batteries.

Don't forget that you don't have to do everything on your own. Don't be afraid to ask for help, be it from fellow students, lecturers or in the form of counselling services offered by your university.

It is not always easy to find a good work-life balance in your studies. Only if you take good care of yourself will you be able to do your best in your studies.