How to Manage Your Time in School

Pursuing higher education can be a stressful time, especially if you’re transitioning from high school or if you’ve taken time off to focus on work. While the courses here at Montes HealthCare College only last for approximately six months, they can still be tasking and require a level of attention that you may not be prepared for.

Succeeding in school is all about managing your time and staying organized. While we can’t help you structure your day-to-day life, we can offer some recommendations for helping you reach your educational goals. Below are some helpful tips for maintaining your workload and completing our program(s) with as little struggle as possible. For more help and to schedule a campus tour, please contact our MHCC team today!

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Structure Your Time With a Calendar

It may be somewhat antiquated, but having a paper calendar taped above your desk (or any other place where you frequently spend time) can serve as an excellent way to remain mindful of important dates and deadlines. If you’re a bit more tech-forward, then having a calendar on your phone, complete with reminders and alarms, can ensure that you don’t miss a beat. Often, students can find themselves overwhelmed by both their social lives and school obligations. A calendar, whether digital or physical, can be a godsend.

Find a Tool That Works For You

Calendars are generally a good idea, but some students can benefit from supplementing their organization with additional tools. The important thing is finding a system that works for you. Whether you use a simple notebook to keep track of your activities or a structured planner – either can serve as an effective means of not only knowing what you have to do and when but also keeping additional notes. Scheduling apps like Asana may also serve as an effective (and an interactive) method of staying on top of deadlines.

ALWAYS Make Time For Yourself

Becoming overwhelmed can be easy when we’re dealing with several responsibilities. Along with your school, you may also have a part-time job, family, or other obligations that require your attention. The important thing is to always include some time for yourself when you’re going about your week. This could sometimes mean taking more frequent breaks during study sessions – this is completely fine! Your brain needs time to rest and absorb information, and you yourself need some time to step away from the desk and refresh.

Find Support if Needed

Unfortunately, mental healthcare still has a stigma attached to it. Many are reluctant to seek counseling for fear of being labeled or judged. However, living a high-stress lifestyle can often necessitate additional support. This is especially true if you lack a support network in the first place. Attending counseling isn’t just for those struggling with mental health issues, it can be a vital asset in dealing with stressful situations and the frequent bouts of burnout that students tend to experience. So, if you’re having trouble, there is no shame in reaching out, and it can help you attain the level of calm needed to overcome stressful situations due to having to juggle several obligations.

Montes HealthCare College is Here for You

At MHCC, we strive to make education fun and easy. Our programs offer hands-on learning opportunities and personal support to help you overcome the struggles of attaining education in the medical field. Becoming a medical assistant, phlebotomist, and coding & billing specialist takes months of hard work and dedication. Let us ease the transition for you and help you achieve your goals.

To reach us, simply dial our office at (310) 436-7000 or click HERE. In addition to campus tours, we also offer students the opportunity to experience a real class before committing to a tuition payment schedule. Get in touch and attend one of our class sessions to see if our programs are right for you. No payment is necessary; simply contact us to request a pre-enrollment class audit.


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