Life for Kylie Kaye is often hectic.
As a student taking care of two children, the oldest being five years old, she’s set to be a proper role model for them. While she can’t be as adventurous as before, Kaye enjoys watching shows on Netflix with her family.
“We’re a Netflix family, so we like watching Netflix,” Kaye says.
While Kaye thinks family-friendly shows are nice, she favors horror more.
“I really like horror and thriller shows, so anything that’s kind of scary I like to watch it once my kids go to bed,” she says.
Another student, Sajid Sufiullah, finds exercise and gardening to be hobbies that he enjoys doing while tending to be physically proactive.
“I tend to do my hobbies [exercise or gardening] three to four times a week,” says Sufiullah, also mentioning his father had taught him how to garden.
Despite both Kaye and Sufiullah being able to enjoy leisurely activities, they both say that time is a limiting factor.
Free time can be scarce for many students because of homework, jobs and daily chores.
The general rule of thumb is that every credit hour in class should have double the amount of hours for work outside the classroom, meaning a three-hour course would involve six hours of homework and study sessions.
There are many tasks a person can have in a day and it can take hours to complete just one of them. If that’s the case, how can one make room for more free time throughout the day?
A method is to visualize the time you’ve set for yourself; place the hours you need for things like sleep, chores, and other tasks on a 24-hour time frame, gradually sorting the priority of the tasks as well as when you can complete them.
Continuously working isn’t a good idea, even if it fits in a day’s schedule. Breaks should be taken every so often to help lower stress, alongside sticking to a daily routine.
Read this post by Purdue University Global for more time management tips.