Balancing Work With Free Time
Dear Advice Column,
How can I make time to read during school? (Not school-related books)
Diminishing Book Worm
Dear Diminishing Book Worm,
In order to ensure that you can read for fun like you do when school is not in session, you must create more time. Of course, you can not create time out of thin air, so the best way of doing this -- while maintaining schoolwork -- is to plan out your time to avoid procrastination. As Charter students, we find difficulty balancing schoolwork with other activities because school is our first priority. I recommend that you stay on top of each assignment and do your homework as soon as possible, thus allowing you to have more free time after all of your work is completed. Making a schedule for your homework time will help you to stay on task and allow you to improve your efficiency. If your schoolwork is completed on time, moments such as homeroom, activity period, and study halls will now be free for all of the reading you would like to do. Planning out your study schedule also allows you to lengthen stress-free time because you can do what you enjoy instead of agonizing over assignments. Another steadfast method that will increase free time while diminishing wasted time is converting screen time into reading time. Your time will become more productive and efficient. For those who do not enjoy reading as a pastime, following the above steps can be beneficial for increasing any activity such as watching Netflix (and etc.), exercising, or going out with friends.
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