Making Time for Loved Ones

Often, when we first begin a new schedule, it can be very difficult to fit everything in.  This is often a real challenge for students, who have moved away from home for the first time and are having to manage everything on their own.  What happens is that they have a hard time getting their priorities right.  It’s not that they are doing this intentionally; it’s more a case of not knowing how to juggle everything. But, this need not necessarily be a problem.  Students would be well advised to write down a list of priorities and then work out how to stick to it.  It is all too easy to forget about loved ones, especially when they are all too often far way geographically.  But these days, with cheap phone plans, IM and even Skype, staying in touch has never been easier.  Remember the days when it would take up to a week for a letter to travel overseas; now you can access those important to you with the mere click of a button.  So make sure you have your Skype or other piece of technology set up ahead of time and that way you will find it easy and fun to stay in touch.