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    This doesnt seem like a massive issue, but for me it is at the moment. How do you try and fit everything into one day? :eek:

    Ive tried prioritising but Im always juggling, work, social, fitness keeping in touch with old friends, travelling to and from uni. There just seems to be so much to do all the time, and despite me being a rather organised sort :p: I always seem to be rushing around, I could get up really early and plan everything and ID STILL be rushing about. Just when I sit down and think, yes 10 minutes to myself...NO the phone rings, or the door goes OR dread of dreads I find more work to be doing.

    For example Id really like to tidy my room right now, but i cant because i have a lot of notes to be making, I should have gone for a run, I have 4 phone calls to return and 5 texts, I need to phone my parents, I promised someone Id meet them in birmingham, I need to revise I need to do all of this before i potentially go out tonight...arghh! LOL I really could do with getting a saturday job seeing as the funds are a little low at the moment, but I just dont think that that is a possibility right now due to a lack of time!


    Anyone else have this? Advice please?
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    Well inevitably you realise whats important to you, try to keep that up, and let the other things slide a bit. Its not ideal though.

    Like you'll probably find you drift from old friends and just see them when you visit home once a month or ring a couple of them once a week or so. You'll realise you don't need to do as much work as it sounds like you are. You'll have to accept that you can't go out some nights and that your room won't always be tidy....

    Balancing in medicine is an important skill. Remember that time to do nothing is just as important as time to do social/extracurricular activities.
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    Hahahaha. Not sleeping isn't any option either. I know exactly how you feel!

    This year, I honestly haven't really had a social life because I have had SO much to do. I make sure I always have a really good friday night out, but that's it. If I want to do well in my degree, I know that's what I'm going to have to do.

    I have a part-time job as well as being vice-president on a committee, so it is do-able. It just depends on what you're willing to give up!

    What I tend to do each sunday night is plan EXACTLY what I'm going to do in all my breaks. So that hour you have for lunch might need to involve typing up some notes... instead of just sat around chatting! Once you start getting a routine, it isn't too bad! Good luck!
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    (Original post by Miss_Scarlett)
    This doesnt seem like a massive issue, but for me it is at the moment. How do you try and fit everything into one day? :eek:
    Anyone else have this? Advice please?
    I'm not the best yardstick (am still in PJs)

    I think medical school is basically filled with people used to knowing everything possible on the course - which was doable for A levels. For medicine, it is not.
    You just have to prioritise by learning and understanding all the core stuff - and then reading round is optional - I'm not suggesting you don't do it. But you also need to be aware of not overworking yourself. Just remember that the workload will rise and rise and rise - soon to the point where you may have to swallow your pride and compromise on certain bits.
    Do you find it disturbing how competitive people are? (I do). Well you need to socialise to chill. Although this does contribute to lack of sleep. Just remember that everyone finds it hard, people are working (I've known people hitting the library at wk 2 declare that they're not doing much). The whole intake will basically be of the same standard in terms of ability (however you define it) so if you're finding it hard, others are as well.

    One thing I found helps is not having internets in my room - which cuts down on fb/youtube/iplayer/4catchup time....because I physiclly have to move to the cluster rooms :no: (this also saves me money).

    Tbh though, I like the pace :yep: . Hugggggggsssss from a fellow fresher medic. :cool:
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    I know the feeling. I always try to pick out what's really important that day to me and stick to it. So if someone phones me I'll tell them to call me back another time, I'll ignore texts until I have a free minute, and I won't always do exercise.
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    Same here. Time is an issue and always has been. I am a fresher medic and struggle with balancing everything: uni work, reading, making notes, going out, socialising, extra curriculars. I also have quite a severe ED which takes up most of my time. It's thoroughly depressing. I feel so useless and crap because I'm meant to be this person who can manage life, I am a ''medical student'' but I feel quite pathetic. I cannot give up the ED, but the physical implications and the sheer amount of my time it eats up is just exhausting. I am not making proper friends yet as I don't have enough time to devote to that and my academic work is not going that well either. I really don't want to fail, I really want to get involved and make the most of my time, but feeling constanly exhausted and under pressure, this is impossible.
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    prioritise?
    i dunno lol but I'm sure your parents can understand that your 'meeting' with them will have to wait.
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