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    So I'm finally beginning to make progress with my personal life, but I'm worried that it'll disturb my studies/work. It's like I focus way too intense on one aspect of my life (for the past four years, it's been my studies), and neglect the rest. But now guys are starting to talk to me, and I reconnected with my best friend who I haven't seen in years, which is nice. Problem is, it's been so long since I've had people actually care about me, that this revival is nothing short of overwhelming. It's like an intense happiness that I feel has the potential to be interfering with my work...

    Any advice? I'd rather find the "balance" now because I don't want this to be a problem when I'm married with family responsibilities.
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    Maybe create a timetable where you plan exactly when you'll do studying and when you'll have free time. I did that and it worked out pretty well. With my boyfriend, we started arguing a bit more as my exams approached because I didn't have seemingly any time to give attention to our relationship. So what I did was every week at a set date and time we had a little date. You could do that with friends as well. It seems clinical as you're "scheduling" them in but it might work for you.
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    LOOOL you have to make a choice: social/personal life or studying. There is no going around it.
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    (Original post by VeryStudious)
    So I'm finally beginning to make progress with my personal life, but I'm worried that it'll disturb my studies/work. It's like I focus way too intense on one aspect of my life (for the past four years, it's been my studies), and neglect the rest. But now guys are starting to talk to me, and I reconnected with my best friend who I haven't seen in years, which is nice. Problem is, it's been so long since I've had people actually care about me, that this revival is nothing short of overwhelming. It's like an intense happiness that I feel has the potential to be interfering with my work...

    Any advice? I'd rather find the "balance" now because I don't want this to be a problem when I'm married with family responsibilities.
    Excercise self-control. Set aside the time you need for studying, but also set aside some time where you do whatever you want. Studying for all your waking hours isn't a good idea.

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    LOOOL you have to make a choice: social/personal life or studying. There is no going around it.
    Utter nonsense. Of course you can do both. It just takes good time management. The "social life/good grades/enough sleep (choose two)" meme is just a meme.
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    Just plan ahead I guess, set times where you're like "I have to study at this time" and any times that are set for doing anything else is time you can use for cracking open a cold one with the boys or whatever.

    But presumably you're not going to be socially busy all the time, so alternatively you could just make plans with your mates and then just spend any other free time studying. You'll be fine as long as you're not doing anything mad like drinking every night of the week.
    (Original post by Anonymous)
    LOOOL you have to make a choice: social/personal life or studying. There is no going around it.
    Categorically wrong.
 
 
 
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