Do you need help finding time for your studies?
When you have too many priorities, limited time or even lack of self-discipline, having a plan can make all the difference between achieving your study goals or not.
Get organised with our Time Planner
Studying while working can be extremely challenging. Even if motivation will keep you focused and progressing your studies, many things can get in the way if you don't plan correctly. When you start your studies it is really helpful to identify the time slots that you already have available to allocate for studying and reading during the week.
Unfortunately there is this misconception that when you have to study you need to sacrifice other parts of your life that are very important to you, like the time you spend with your family, or socialising or your own health and wellbeing, as these fulfilling activities are needed to recharge you.
This is why you need to find the right balance that works for you, as otherwise you will run out of steam quickly.
To help you get your balance right, we have put together this helpful excel document to help you identify those hours during your week where you can fit in more study time - it is prepopulated just to give you an average example of a working week, but do amend it to reflect yours.
Start first with what your current week looks like, without studying, like your working hours, your commuting time, etc.
The best way to do this is just try to think of an average week and fill that information in. The colour coded blocks will help you to visualise the time that you spend on your normal activities and identify quicker which are the time blocks where you will be able to study and when you cannot.
The most important thing to remember is that you must avoid lumping together all your study time over the weekends or right before the exams.