How To Balance Academics And Extra-Curricular Activities?
In one of our Facebook posts, Mrs. Anita Agnihotri commented “Good dance; nowadays DPSG SUSHANT LOK is doing different activities, what about STARZ School. I hope they are also focusing on studies as well”. These days, parents want children to strike the right balance between academics and extra co-curricular activities. They want them to excel in both studies and extra-curricular activities. However, it’s not as easy as it seems. Let’s help you understand how you can do it.
Being a student is a tough job. You have to complete your homework, appear for tests, prepare for the examinations and complete the projects on time. An average school or college student spends around 8-9 hours for studying. We hardly get anytime to try any new activity. Isn’t it?
Life Beyond Academics!
These days, students don’t get the opportunity to enjoy the learning process. They are busy competing with each other. Education has become more of a competition, and there always exists a pressure to do the best. We don’t have time to think about the talents we have, but we are just a part of the rat race.
This is exactly what results into an imbalance. Life is way beyond academics. There are other great things which you need to explore. What would you answer if someone asks you at 30, “What have you done apart from your studying?’’ What do you know about the world? Did you learn anything beyond the curriculum that will always be in your mind after years? The answer would be “NOTHING” or might have a blank expression.
There are many students who are extensively involved in co-curricular activities. Unfortunately, they don’t score well in academics. This is exactly what this article will help you understand. You should know how to strike the right balance between academics and extra-curricular activities. Here’s a blog which will help you learn some great tips to do it in the best possible way.
First and foremost, you should understand that academics require a lot of commitment and extra-curricular activities should have your interests. Needless to mention, you understand what the term “extra” means. It means “additional”. Add different activities in your schedule, but you should always know how much time you should give to each and every activity.
Yes, you need to do it right now. You should set priority. If you love dancing or think that you can be a good engineer, take some time to think what exactly is important for you. It doesn’t mean that you will neglect academics. Get a basic knowledge of what is going in your syllabus, what topics you need to cover even when it won’t help you in the long run. Discuss it with your friends and family. Do a proper analysis.
Go for your basketball practice sessions or the painting class which you always wanted to attend. But it should not hamper your academic goals. Follow a time-table. Things will eventually fall into place when you schedule them properly.
Ask yourself if you are good at multi-tasking. Can you do different tasks at the same time? Can you quickly finish your football game and start your academic work? How quickly can you learn things? Do you want to attend the extra-curricular classes during the holidays? Or can you manage attend the classes and finish all your homework on time? When you have an answer to all these questions you will learn how to manage them.
Do Whatever You Want To Do
We should always value time. Set priorities, schedule the activities, think of the plan, be practical and you will eventually achieve your academic goals and do things that you love. This is what we feel.
Please feel free to share your valuable suggestions. We would love to hear it from you. 🙂