Learn How To Set Priorities From A Teenager

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This is what I’m doing at this stage at the moment: school, work, course study, relationship, social, fun, and self-care.

And I’m only 18 this year. How do I balance these? Well, continue reading on to find out!

I’ll tell you how to set priorities based on my experience and how you too can set these priorities too.

So grab your mug of coffee or tea and let’s get right into it!

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I’m only in my senior year of school. I do online school so I got more time to actually have a flexible timetable and schedule to do my school work and of course, learn.

But the thing is, I only have about a week to do in my work, which seems to me is like a short period of time. And then I have to study as well so takes a load of my time.

However, I do think school & studying is my top number 1 priority. My parents think so too. I focus more on school first and then once that’s done, then I’ll focus on the next one.

One more thing, stay in school kids! (And learn some grammar!)

Stay in school. Don't do drugs! #school Click To Tweet

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Now, to me, work doesn’t just mean getting paid or working in retail, office or industry etc.

Blogging to me is like my work because I take time to research, write, edit, make a Pinterest graphic, post and share on social media etc. In return, I receive income on the side. You can find out how I actually schedule quicker in this post here.

Also, it is one of my passions to share & write. A goal of mine is to also make blogging my full job in the future.

That’s why I put blogging as a 2nd priority.

Do you guys have Pinterest but don’t have time to manually pin every day? Well, I have some news for you.

There’s an easier way to automatically schedule your pins! Yes, I’m talking about Tailwind!

Tailwind is a scheduling tool for Pinterest and recently Instagram where you can schedule your post and let it automatically pin or repin so you don’t really have to do anything except let it repin!

First-time Tailwind users, you can have a free trial and schedule up to 100 pins.

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The third is Course Studying

I’m splitting studying into two parts.

So the first study is learning Graphic Design.
I wanted to become a Graphic Designer.
It’s the way of communicating your brand through your audience through design.

I study Graphic Design by an online course called Lynda. Lynda is an online course where you can pretty much learn anything from designing, English, business skills, software and much more.

The best thing about Lynda is that you can register for FREE by using your library card! Another great online learning site is CreativeLive. You can learn anything from these online courses!

Part two is actually a combination of school subjects and other subjects such as Art, Media, VCD, and English. The first study is combined with my blogging priority and the second study is combined with my school priority.

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Relationship and Social

My boyfriend is really supportive and understanding of my goals and school so I’m happy about that.

So mostly I keep in contact with him often. Now because I don’t go to public school anymore, I try to keep up with my friends (and that didn’t work).

Thanks to social media, I can keep in contact with them by using app mostly Facebook and Discord. I try to balance my relationship and friendship together by texting them at the same time or whenever I finish the top 2 priorities, I’ll have time to game with them.

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Lastly, Fun!

Fun to me is like, going out or playing videos games, relaxing or doing hobbies.

During this time, I like to draw, play PC games like League of Legends, Tekken, Team Fortress 2 etc, watching YouTube or just sitting outside chilling.

I usually combine these (aka multitask) which saves me more time but also let me have some “hype” in the meantime. For example, before a game match starts (depends on how long it will load), I tend to sketch and since the internet is fast, I let my YouTube run in the background while I play.

If I’m on a voice call with my friends, then I won’t use YouTube in the background. I will either just put on some quiet music instead.

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Self-care is my last priority

I tend to get easily stress and angry, frustrated very quickly. Thanks to meditation, I can feel calmer and happier. Reading or face masking is also a great way to de-stress yourself.

I try to fit these in my daily life and keep a schedule on my journaling.

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Seems like a lot right? But it might not be if you take a little bit of your morning (during breakfast) to plan out your day.

I like to use the Erin Condren planners. It also motivates me to do these priorities

But take TIME caution.

Take TIME Cautions! Don't leave it for tomorrow, do it today! #quotes #motivation #inspiration #success Click To Tweet

What I do is I write down my goals for today and then add bits on what you might actually achieve today (so you don’t get overwhelmed!). Once you’ve done that, cross it off and remember to give yourself a reward at the end!

I want to know about you. How are your priorities spread out? Is your time schedule limited or free?

Setting priorities is one of the most important things when it comes to your school or job. Here's how you can set priorities and get your task done. #productivity #success #productivitytips #lifehacks #goals #motivation #motivate #goalkeeper #inspiration #productive #personaldevelopment #creativity #timemanagement #planner #productivetools #priorities #job #career #school #studying

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