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“How do I balance my academic life with home and work?”


Teneille is studying to be a nurse at an Indigenous college. Learn about her experience balancing home and academic life and studying in a small classroom setting.

Keeping a good balance among school, work, family commitments, and leisure activities is trickier than ever, especially if your smartphone keeps you constantly connected. Lifestyle balance is challenging to maintain, but it pays off with increased energy and better mental and physical health. When your life is in balance, everything you do, including school and work, is more fulfilling.

There will always be times when the balance you’ve created moves in one direction or another, like when you’re preparing for exams, or when you are managing a major life event, such as having a baby. However, when the balance remains tipped for months, it’s a good idea to re-examine your lifestyle choices.

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