How to Manage Your Time

I’ve been getting a lot of questions recently asking how I manage my time between volleyball, school, blogging, and having a social life. Unfortunately, the answer is not easy explanation. First off, I want to state that I love blogging, volleyball, school, and spending time with friends. It’s obviously hard to do all of these things and put equal effort and time into each one. Over the past two years, I’ve found methods that work best for me and allow me to spend enough time with each activity. 

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1. Balancing School and Volleyball

To balance school, I use an agenda. If you want a lengthy description of how I organize and use my agenda, click here! At the beginning of the week, I need to figure out “Okay do I have any tests, quizzes, or projects”, and if I do, than I begin preparing study guides or flashcards. I also base my study/homework habits off when I have volleyball. I play three times a week, sometimes five because of tournaments. Depending when I go, I try to get my homework completed before I leave. To balance my schoolwork with Instagram/Blogging, I get home and make myself a snack and check Instagram for thirty minutes to relax before I start to complete my schoolwork. Sometimes immediately doing schoolwork is more effective, but on the other hand, I sometimes rush through it because I am exhausted from the day. 

 

2. Friends, School, and Volleyball

As for friends, I try to set aside time during the weekends or after school to spend time with them. Most of the time during the week, I’m so worn out from volleyball, school, and life in general. Luckily, playing club volleyball allows you to meet other girls and have friends from outside your school. Sometimes it is difficult to spend the weekends with your friends from the tiring week you just finished, but if you are dedicated to school/sports/blogging, it is something you need to give up some. Just figuring out your schedule makes life a whole lot easier. When I’m traveling to Orlando, Daytona, or Denver, I’m exhausted for the next week and weekend and play catch up at school. In order to fix this, try to talk with your teachers or advisors before you leave. If they haven’t completed their lesson plans for the day you’ll miss, have a trustworthy friend send you the notes/activities from class.

 

3. Blogging

Blogging is truly something I’m passionate about. I love putting in the work effort and time to write posts that others appreciate and read. During the week, it is hard to set aside time for it although I try to post once every two weeks. It is not nearly as frequent as I would like it to be, but is as much as I can publish that is quality content. I’ve learned to follow that motto. Quality over quantity. Every week I see bloggers posting once a day or a few times a week and I want to keep up, but it is impossible for my schedule. I love blogging and am still figuring out how to manage it with my schedule.

Thanks for reading today’s post and I hope you learned a helpful tip to managing your time.

xx, Julia

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