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5 Tips to Balance Academics and Extracurricular Activities

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A graduating student’s life has multiple events happening at the same time, from collecting notes for various subjects to meeting project deadlines to participating in extracurricular activities and many more. All these engagements are essential for the overall development and learning of a student, but, maintaining a balance between all these pursuits can be a challenge. It requires a certain amount of focus, dedication and time management. Here are 5 tips that will help you manage your time and efforts more efficiently:

1. Selective Choosing Be selective about the number of and types of extracurricular activities you participate in. Since the core focus is on the courses and there is a restriction on the choosing of your subjects for a semester, your freedom mainly lies in being smart and selective with your extracurricular activities. Look for activities that best suit your interest and overall development pattern.

2. Time Management This step is extremely important and can change the entire course of how well you multitask to get work done efficiently. Plan your day’s task on the basis of priority. This will not only help you manage your work and activities but also give you an extra window of time to utilize at your own account.

3. Group study Studying together with your peer group will help you on multiple fronts. Collecting of notes will be faster, distribution of studying efforts in terms of discussion and concept learning will be better and it also gives better clarity in wholeness.

4. Stay organised Organising your personal cycle is important to maintain your focus and pattern. Eat healthy, have a set sleep pattern, and avoid skipping meals frequently. It is essential to do physical exercise to remain healthy and fit.

5. Take “smart” breaks It is necessary to take a break from your hectic schedule to rejuvenate yourself. Take small breaks in between where you don’t indulge in your daily activities, this helps in sorting out your thoughts and you can start working again with a fresh perspective. Balancing your academics and extracurricular activities is essential and you should strive to push yourself more rather than not exploring other activities. Manage your work with the right attitude and be positive about handling your academics and extracurricular activities. It is paramount that you stay true to your commitments and not procrastinate them.

Keeping in thought the importance of both classroom teaching and extracurricular activities, Nitte (Deemed to be University) provides you with the exact environment to build your persona.