Let's talk finding school-work-life balance.
First of all, it's a myth, there is no such thing as perfect
You will need to be intentional about choosing what you can
and let go of perfectionism for this time.
But you do need to start evaluating your life. Here's an
Maybe you cooked most of the meals in your home which is
but, while you're in school, occasionally, if your partner,
your spouse or whoever is willing to do so, let them do this
for you, ask for that help.
Something as simple as groceries.
If where you live allows it, do it online, save some time.
And do you volunteer in certain places?
Maybe it's your kid's school, maybe church.
Not to say that this isn't a great thing,
but for now, let go of your commitments that you can let go
This may be difficult for many,
but know that you can pick these commitments back up after
Or, if this is something that really fuels you as a person,
and just renews your energy, maybe just limit your time.
Just schedule it to fit when you can,
Is the room perfectly clean? Of course not, but let it go.
Be intentional about choosing what you can do now.
And don't be afraid to ask for help.
Sometimes, nursing school is hard
and most students feel like quitting at some point and
that's perfectly okay.
Remembering why you want to be a nurse will help you push
through these times.
It doesn't matter what your why is,
but you'll need something to help keep you motivated
in nursing school when these rough times hit.
So, find something visual that reminds you of your why
and put it somewhere where you can see it every single day.
Seems simple, but, really.
Whatever gets you, an inspirational quote, a poster, a
to help you remember why you started this in the first
Yes, it's frustrating, difficult at times.
But remember why you do it, for you, for your family,
because you want to affect change in nursing, you want a
So do not lose sight on why you started.