The older we grow, the more we realize that life is all about responsibilities. It never gets any easier. As you advance from one academic level to another, it gets clearer that your day-to-day activities will always deny you the opportunity to interact with your partner, friends, and family year in, year out.
And only think that after so many years of early mornings and long days of classes, assignments, and examinations, you still have a career to work on, just as hard, for the rest of your life. Cool huh? Not so much, I guess.
So how do you balance between your relationship and study? Despite many hours of classes and doing your homework, you will want to spend time with your significant other if you truly care about each other.
Below are a few ways you can balance your schoolwork and relationships:
- Study together
You can meet up after classes with your partner and study together. Whether it’s your homework or you need to study for that test next week, this time is enough to see each other even if you have busy schedules. It might be an excellent chance to assist each other with schoolwork while bonding at the same time.
Just don’t get too distracted, though.
- Keep in touch
Of course, there are those days when circumstances just won’t allow you to link up. You cannot always be in a position to do that.
This is 2020. You have almost a thousand, okay maybe a hundred ways to keep in touch with your partner via text, voice calls, or you can even video call them and see their face. Technology rocks!
You will never feel apart if you actively communicate.
- Utilize your free time
Whether it is a movie on a Saturday evening or that trip you have been talking about over the holidays, make it a habit to find time for each other when you are not too engaged with schoolwork.
- Set rules and stick to them
I know, and you both know just how much you distract each other. I mean, let’s face it, would you rather stare at that biology book or would you rather stare at your partner’s face? Careful, that biology book might have feelings too.
Since you both have goals and ambitions to achieve and you both want to give the other room to attain them, you can agree on specific hours of the day or specific days of the week to be together.
Get Your Assignments Done for You
You know those times when you are with your partner and get so carried away in each other’s presence that you forget to complete your assignment. Maybe it’s not that you did not complete it because you probably did not even start.