Half of all full-time college students work outside of the classroom. When it comes to part-time students, this percentage rises to 80%. According to one research, 70% of college students are concerned about their financial situation. Leslie T Mitchell has noticed that many students struggle to balance and prioritize their life with employment, school, activities, and friends all demanding their attention. Let’s hear more from her. Leslie T Mitchell is a seasoned youth counselor as well as a life and career coach. In addition to being an author, she is a professional credit consultant, realtor, corporate trainer, and motivational speaker. Leslie is a proud mother of two brilliant children.
How many hours you should work
Students should labor 10-15 hours each week, according to Leslie. This gives full-time students enough time in class and on projects, as well as time to explore hobbies and form connections. 10-15 hours a week is sometimes insufficient for students who are responsible for their own money or those of their families. If this is the case, you may want to consider taking online classes, working with your advisors and instructors to strategically plan classes and assignments around your outside activities, and applying for grants, scholarships, or stipends via your school or other organizations. Leslie mentioned that many of these may be accessed online and have quite straightforward application processes.
Relating work with studies
According to Leslie, internships are a terrific way to network, gain experience, and learn more about your hobbies. While a paid internship with credit hours is ideal, many internships are unpaid. Check with your institution or university to see whether they provide stipends for students who work unpaid internships. Aside from chances directly relevant to your study, every employment can provide opportunity for skill development. You may work on developing your leadership, time management, and interpersonal interaction abilities. All of this provides you with vital experience that you may draw on in the future. You may apply these abilities right now to effectively manage other aspects of your life.
How not to feel overwhelmed
Overloading your mind and body can do considerable harm, leaving you more prone to physical and mental health issues. Chronic stress also prevents you from being your best self. While stress is unavoidable and not intrinsically harmful, it is critical to develop appropriate coping mechanisms. Going on a walk, calling a friend, deep breathing (try these techniques), coloring (check out some free printables here or color on your phone/tablet using a free app like Recolor), and just taking a shower are all things you can do when you’re feeling overwhelmed. All of these practical techniques are taught at her B.A.M – Balance Act Masterclass, which has a large following.