If you’re a mom, you probably have a lot on your plate. Now if you’re a mom AND a student, your plate is probably overwhelmingly full. Never fear, mama bear. Here’s 3 tips to help you get through your classes while still conquering motherhood:
1. Log out of social media
Yes, log out. Don’t worry, it’s only temporary. Social media can be very distracting when you’re trying to study. Imagine all the time you spend online. Now imagine how much you could get done if that time was put into your studies. Exactly. That juicy drama on Facebook and that bomb makeup tutorial from Instagram is not going to boost your GPA, girl.
We schedule doctor’s appointments, grocery store visits, and play dates, so why not study time? It’s just as important. Set the days and times you need to hit the books and plan accordingly. If you need to read 3 chapters of microbiology and take a quiz while the kids are at grandma’s, then write it down and make it happen. Setting time aside and planning can reduce your stress level significantly.
3. Be selfish
I know it sounds bad, but just let me explain. When I say be selfish, I mean really make your studies a priority. Don’t feel guilty about not being able to hangout with your friends because you have an assignment due. Don’t feel bad about ordering takeout instead of making a lavish meal if you have a test to finish. Don’t feel like a bad mother because you had to sit your child in front of the TV for an hour while you read for class. It’s not forever. In the long-run you’re ultimately doing this for your yourself and for your family. You got this!
Do you have any favorite study tips? Let me know!