When it comes to studying, you will need to find a way to balance everything. You want to make the most of your time in education—getting an experience of all areas of the life. However, you also need to find a balance with your work and family to avoid unnecessary pressures. Here are four ways that you can do just that for your IELTS Manchester study.
Create a Plan of Attack
The first thing to do is create your ideal day. How much study would you like to do? How much time would be perfect to spend with your family? This will give you an idea of what the balance between work, study, and family would be for you. While you may never always meet your ideal day expectations, you get a good goal to work towards. Keep it realistic!
Find the Best Times to Study
You don’t need to study at certain hours of the day. Just because most students are studying between 9am and 5pm doesn’t mean you have to join them. You may find studying between 2am and 5am works for you better. It depends on your working hours and the times that your kids are in bed or in school. Look at your calendar for the best times to study. Once you have your hours in, you can work around them.
Take a Day Off
Nobody expects you to work or study every single day of the week. You need to spend a time to yourself and with your family to recharge your batteries. If you’re struggling initially to get the balance between work and study, at least take a half day off to spend with just your family—or get your “me time.” You’ll find that when you do study you will be more productive.
Find Others with Similar Situations
Do you have fellow students with children the same age as your own? This could be a great way to get your study time without feeling guilty. Find out if these students will be interested in study dates/play dates. Your kids get to make new friends and play together, while you get to study around them and socialise.
When you’re doing your IELTS Manchester study, you need to get a balance in your life. It’s important to mix study with work and socialisation. The above tips will help you get started and you can build up from there.
This guest post was written by Marian Rosen, a mum and educator. She helps other mums find a balance in all parts of their life while going through IELTS Manchester study.