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    Going through a transition phase; starting a rather difficult MSc in neuroscience, getting a first job in support work, and continuing with volunteer work (fundraising and hospital) and a further specialised 3-6 month placement in hospital... whilst keeping the girlfriend in a close by city happy.

    Any tips or advice? I feel like I will be flying around like Vic Mackey If I'm not careful.
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    Why not drop the volunteer work now you have secured paid employment ? that would leave you more time for your other activities and also free up the voluntary post for an unemployed person.
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    inb4 OP needs to man-up
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    (Original post by the bear)
    Why not drop the volunteer work now you have secured paid employment ? that would leave you more time for your other activities and also free up the voluntary post for an unemployed person.
    It's good voluntary work though - quite difficult to get NHS voluntary places, and other charity gives me a good reference.
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    All sounds very interesting - just make sure that you have made enough time to do each thing well. If you're "pooing yourself" thinking about it it sounds as if you're unsure about this.

    Although you have many great opportunities at the moment, there's no point spreading yourself too thin to do a good job, it will just make you tired and frustrated and could make other people annoyed. Can you defer any of these opportunities? Or try the whole lot for a month and then see how you're finding it.
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    This must be basik advice for you as a healthfellow, but don't fall into poor eating and sleeping habits to cope. As boring as it is, if I were you I would make a realistic weekly timetable and try to stick to it as closely as possible. The downside is that it might stress you out more if you end up overrunning your allotted times, but the upsides are probably larger: it'll be a structure to fall back on if things get chaotik, and it'll make it easier to track where things are screwing up timewise (if that does end up happening).

    But well done on progress in your life.
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    (Original post by Reord)
    All sounds very interesting - just make sure that you have made enough time to do each thing well. If you're "pooing yourself" thinking about it it sounds as if you're unsure about this.

    Although you have many great opportunities at the moment, there's no point spreading yourself too thin to do a good job, it will just make you tired and frustrated and could make other people annoyed. Can you defer any of these opportunities? Or try the whole lot for a month and then see how you're finding it.
    Thanks for the advice. I suppose it has to be a balancing act. Sleep always goes first unfortunately , which could cause loss in performance. I will try and cope and if not will come to further compromise. Though, I have put off the specialised 1 day a week hospital work placement - which takes a lot of strain off me (doing it next year instead ).

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    This must be basik advice for you as a healthfellow, but don't fall into poor eating and sleeping habits to cope. As boring as it is, if I were you I would make a realistic weekly timetable and try to stick to it as closely as possible. The downside is that it might stress you out more if you end up overrunning your allotted times, but the upsides are probably larger: it'll be a structure to fall back on if things get chaotik, and it'll make it easier to track where things are screwing up timewise (if that does end up happening).

    But well done on progress in your life.
    Thanks for the kind words!
    yeah, I'm quite careful with my eating (albeit quite crap sometimes when stressed - though I keep track of blood pressure and general health often), but my sleeping habits can get quite messy.
    Unfortunately timetables make me really anxious. I'm quite weird like that - I really dislike strict order. School wasn't a good time for me as you can imagine :P
    Will watch my time, as you suggest, though!
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    Seems incredible, the MSc in neuroscience, of course.
    But do what you feel is right in this situation, other pieces of advice will just get you contemplating and wondering what is the correct decision to make!
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    (Original post by hellodave5)
    Going through a transition phase; starting a rather difficult MSc in neuroscience, getting a first job in support work, and continuing with volunteer work (fundraising and hospital) and a further specialised 3-6 month placement in hospital... whilst keeping the girlfriend in a close by city happy.

    Any tips or advice? I feel like I will be flying around like Vic Mackey If I'm not careful.
    I'm somewhat in a similar boat as you.

    How are you feeling now? Feeling any better?
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    (Original post by inachigeek21)
    Seems incredible, the MSc in neuroscience, of course.
    But do what you feel is right in this situation, other pieces of advice will just get you contemplating and wondering what is the correct decision to make!
    Cheers! Can be quite an interesting - just a bit of an academic nightmare for students like myself with average brains :P. I shall do what I can and work through it. I just don't like to sacrifice happiness! Had enough of that!

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    I'm somewhat in a similar boat as you.

    How are you feeling now? Feeling any better?
    Ah whatcha doing? I hope all is well on your end!
    Yeah cheers. But it's mostly consisted of denial :P. Though I'm sure I'll be able to handle it - just going to be an absolute pain getting into gear. I hated the stress of final year degree (don't know how many times I worked through the nights to get it all done). Don't want that again.
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    (Original post by hellodave5)
    Ah whatcha doing? I hope all is well on your end!
    Yeah cheers. But it's mostly consisted of denial :P. Though I'm sure I'll be able to handle it - just going to be an absolute pain getting into gear. I hated the stress of final year degree (don't know how many times I worked through the nights to get it all done). Don't want that again.
    Well, I have my days really. Thanks.

    Yep, went through the same thing during my final years as well but that was ages ago
    I remembered sitting in the night bus filling exhausted after finishing my presentation
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    (Original post by kka25)
    Well, I have my days really. Thanks.

    Yep, went through the same thing during my final years as well but that was ages ago
    I remembered sitting in the night bus filling exhausted after finishing my presentation
    Hopefully the stress is mostly in your past!
 
 
 
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