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How to handle a very busy 6 months regarding school and work?

I am wondering if anyone has any tips on how I can handle a very busy semester, I am a nursing student. I am looking to stay sane!! I am going to be in school just over full time, 13 credit hours, and I have two jobs. One is part time and one is PRN. They are related to my major group home care with MR/DD, and an aide in a local Childrens Hospital, I love my jobs so it wont be AS bad. I know I am going to be so busy and I tend to burn out fairly easy. This needs to be a great semester becuase, lord knows al these classes are KEY for my program. Please offer up ANY advice you have on how I can handle no time, tiredness, and massive amounts of stress :). Thank You!

Asked By: Lisa C - 8/21/2007
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Prioritize and design a schedule/chart that lists where you need to be every day of the week. And then commit to that schedule. Set reminders on your cell phone's calendar if need be. Turn down invites to social gatherings during the week. Exercise on the weekends (if you have weekends off and if you aren't already... More
Answered By: Jeffer - 8/21/2007
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I've found that you just have to use ALL of your time. Often you might have an hour between classes, or between a class and a shift at work. Plan to use that time to get work done, and be tricky about it. Sitting in the cafeteria or break room provides too many people to distract you. Sit in your car or an empty... More
Answered By: Rach - 8/21/2007
 
If it is possible to drop one of your jobs, that would be best. Think about it...Would you rather work too hard and do "OK" at everything, or pace yourself and do "Your Best" in all the different things. If this isn't possible, make sure that you prioritize and set schedules for yourself.
Answered By: Prima b - 8/21/2007
 
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