But there are steps you can take to help achieve a healthy balance, allowing you to focus on your studies, whilst also maintaining a healthy social life. I must admit, I've always struggled to balance the two. It was either I socialised too much that my studies were affected, or I studied too much that my social life got affected. And unfortunately, sometimes things pop up out of the blue which can't be helped, and then you're left behind on your work and up to your head in stress.
Social over Studies
It's a steep and perilous fall. Especially with social media becoming a more prominent aspect of our lives. A friend calls and asks you to go out for a bit. Why not? "I'll just do my work later". You've come back and it's too late, so you just go to bed. Days become cyclical and nothing ever gets done.
Studies over Social
You decide to put your head down and focus completely on work. That doesn't sound too bad, right? Well, in my case I've lost good friends, missed opportunities to connect with other people, and even forgot how to communicate with others properly. Though my grades were getting better, my mental health depleted, and my social life was non-existent.
Tips for a healthy balance
Looking back at past experiences, I think I might have some tips to maintain a healthy balance between studying and socialising: