What is work/life balance?
An academic work/life balance is about ensuring that your university experience is one in which you are healthy, fulfilled and achieving your utmost potential.
Why is work/life balance important?
It is important, as a university student, that each day has a structure that is manageable for you. Feeling like you have too much to cram into each day can lead to increased anxiety. Learning how to achieve a good work/life balance will improve your grades and boost your mental wellbeing whilst at university.
How can I achieve a good work/life balance?
There are many elements involved in achieving a good work/life balance:
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Trying to juggle family life, jobs or other responsibilities in addition to your university studies can be stressful. This can affect lots of students irrespective of age, course, or level of study. Your course may be fairly intensive and may have placements, in addition to study requirements. This is addition to deadlines and exams can build and become stressful.
A good place to start is to be honest about yourself. How do you best work? What things make you anxious?