As we say goodbye to an old year, we are all making goals in our minds. We may not all be writing them down, but I am sure that others have at least an idea of what they want to achieve in the next year. I, for one, am thinking of going back to school – if only part-time. I need to keep my full-time job and I think that with a little juggling, I can manage both. If you are thinking of doing the same thing, here are some tips that can help you do your juggling act in a more efficient manner.
Let people close to you know about your plans and goals. Just like with other plans, support is very important. As such, you should share your aspirations with those closest to you – those who will give you the support that you need. Your significant other, your parents, your siblings, your best friends – let them know what you want to achieve and they can give you advice as well as the daily support that you will need.
Be ready to compromise. If you want to go to school full-time but your budget and your schedule cannot accommodate that, then consider going part-time. This is actually what I have in mind. After all, school doesn’t really come cheap!
Get your priorities in order and learn to give up things that you have to give up. Basically, you have to learn to say no. Going to school and working is NOT easy. At a certain point, you have to give up certain activities. Going out on a weekday, maybe. Or going on weekend trips. Just be ready to give up some things that you are used to.