Although academic well-being sounds like it is all about helping us succeed in school, the main focus is actually to develop skills and attitudes that make learning easier. One skill is time management. Students often have to juggle many priorities between school, home, etc. Following practices of schedules, routines, and planning can alleviate unnecessary stress.
Even if we plan “perfectly,” unexpected changes will come up that disrupt our schedules and routines. Changes, even happy ones, can leave us feeling stressed, sad, or worn out. These strategies can help us prepare for life’s unknowns: prepare and think ahead, change your mindset, maintain routines even with bumps in the road, find social support, care for yourself, and seek help. We all need people that we can rely on when life feels a bit out of our control. Asking the right people for help in effective ways can ease our burdens significantly.
Viewing learning from the lenses of interest and curiosity helps it seem more interesting and strengthens our lifelong learning habits. With practice, we can find great meaning from the learning process.