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How to Survive as a Nontraditional Student

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How to Survive As a Nontraditional Student
More people are taking on the role of nontraditional student than ever before. Along with that role comes all the challenges of being a nontraditional student.
And since I've been there, done that, and earned those degrees, I thought I'd share some of the things that worked for me.
Plan Ahead
Planning ahead is a major key to surviving as a nontraditional student. Without learning to properly plan you are toast. Hang it up, don't waste your time, energy, or money.
Planning ahead is important but, for the nontraditional student, it is the difference between success in college and flunking out.
Figure Out What's Really Important
If you're going to take a life that was already crammed with responsibilities and add in the major one of being a student, then you're going to have to let some stuff go by the wayside.
Ask For Help with Those Things Which Need To Be Done
You can... and should... not only ask, but expect, help from your spouse and children. They can help with their own laundry, the everyday chores, and cooking.
Figure Out What Can Slide
It's just as important to figure out what's NOT important.
Resolve to Do Whatever It Takes
It takes for the few years you're pursuing your higher education.
Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Mary_Segers
Modified from my original article published at: http://EzineArticles.com/7590739
If you found this video helpful then don’t forget to “Like” it so it’ll be easier for others to find.
Also, I’d love it if you’d “Pin” me and pass me on to your friends.
Finally, if you have a Home Time Management topic you’d like to see covered shoot me an email @
marysegers@marysegers.com
My goal as a Home Time Management Coach is to help you save time on the things you HAVE to do… such as cooking, cleaning, laundry, and housework so that you can reinvest that time into your marriage, your kids, your family and friends, and even yourself.
As a matter of fact, this video has been created from an excerpt of my free 77 page eBook on Time Management and Nontraditional Students which is available for download from my website @ http://marysegers.com/nontraditionalstudents
If you'd like to learn more about Home Time Management then join my email list @ http://marysegers.com/join and I'll send you daily emails aimed at covering all aspects of Home Time Management including saving time on cooking, cleaning, laundry, housework and then spending that time on your spouse, your kids, your family and friends, and even yourself.

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How to Survive as a Nontraditional Student

  1. 1.  How to Survive As a Nontraditional Student (c) Home Time Management 2013 | Mary Segers http://marysegers.com
  2. 2. More and more people are taking on the role of nontraditional student than ever before. Along with that role, however, comes all the challenges of being a nontraditional student. (c) Home Time Management 2013 | Mary Segers http://marysegers.com
  3. 3. You can circumvent many of those challenges by taking a proactive stance to the typical problems of nontraditional students and since I've been there, done that, and earned those degrees, I thought I'd share some of the things that worked for me. (c) Home Time Management 2013 | Mary Segers http://marysegers.com
  4. 4. Plan Ahead  Planning ahead is a major key to surviving as a nontraditional student. Without learning to properly plan you are toast. Hang it up, don't waste your time, energy, and money. (c) Home Time Management 2013 | Mary Segers http://marysegers.com
  5. 5. Planning will be needed in order to find time for your required reading, have time for your family, or be able to feed them something other than take-out. You'll need to plan to study for exams, set aside time to write papers, and commit time to work on projects. Without planning you won't get the house cleaned, the laundry done in a timely manner, or the grocery shopping done other than at night when all the shelves are empty from the day shoppers. Yes, planning ahead is important in life but, for the nontraditional student, it's the difference between success in college and flunking out. (c) Home Time Management 2013 | Mary Segers http://marysegers.com
  6. 6. Figure Out What's Really Important  Naturally, if you're going to take a life that was already crammed with responsibilities and add in the major one of being a student, then you're going to have to let some stuff... actually, a lot of stuff... go by the wayside. Don't worry, you'll get better at it as you make your way through the semesters to your degree. When you identify something as important… truly important… you'll make sure it gets done. (c) Home Time Management 2013 | Mary Segers http://marysegers.com
  7. 7. Ask For Help with Those Things Which Need To Be Done  You can... and should... not only ask, but expect, help from your spouse and children. They will, after all, benefit from your education. They can, for example, help with their own laundry, the everyday chores, and cooking. (c) Home Time Management 2013 | Mary Segers http://marysegers.com
  8. 8. Figure Out What Can Slide  what's NOT important. It's just as important to figure out There are probably a whole lot of things that you'll now realize... well, they just aren't worth worrying about. You'll figure this out real quick in your first semester and then refine and add to the list as each semester passes. (c) Home Time Management 2013 | Mary Segers http://marysegers.com
  9. 9. Resolve to Do Whatever It Takes  And I do mean whatever... it takes for the few years you're pursuing your higher education. (c) Home Time Management 2013 | Mary Segers http://marysegers.com
  10. 10. I put in more all-nighters than I could count. I saw so many sun rises while sitting in a Waffle House or some other all-night joint. Many times I'd watch the sun rise while working in my dining room using my laptop on the table for writing a research paper while using my desktop computer for finding relevant research papers and printing them out and having a swivel chair so I could easily access both computers simply by turning around. (c) Home Time Management 2013 | Mary Segers http://marysegers.com
  11. 11. Recap  Your survival as a nontraditional student will depend on your being able to: *****Plan Ahead *****Figure Out What's Really Important *****Ask For Help with Those Things Which Need To Be Done *****Figure Out What Can Slide *****Resolve to Do Whatever It Takes If you'll follow this advice then I'm sure what worked for me will work for you. Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Mary_Segers Modified from my original article published at: http://EzineArticles.com/7590739 (c) Home Time Management 2013 | Mary Segers http://marysegers.com
  12. 12. If you found this video helpful then don’t forget to “Like” it so it’ll be easier for others to find. Also, I’d love it if you’d “Pin” me and pass me on to your friends. Finally, if you have a Home Time Management topic you’d like to see covered shoot me an email @ marysegers@marysegers.com (c) Home Time Management 2013 | Mary Segers http://marysegers.com
  13. 13. Home Time Management Expert, Coach, and Speaker   My goal as a Home Time Management Coach is to help you save time on the things you HAVE to do such as: • Cooking • Cleaning • Laundry • Housework  So that you can reinvest that time into: • Your marriage • Your kids • Your family and friends • Yourself (c) Home Time Management 2013 | Mary Segers http://marysegers.com
  14. 14. As a matter of fact, this video has been created from an excerpt of my free 77 page eBook aimed at… Time Management and Nontraditional Students which is available for download from my website @ http://marysegers.com/nontraditionalstudents (c) Home Time Management 2013 | Mary Segers http://marysegers.com
  15. 15. If you'd like to learn more about Home Time Management then join my email list @ http://marysegers.com/join And I'll send you daily emails aimed at covering all aspects of Home Time Management including saving time on: • Cooking • Cleaning • Laundry • Housework And then spending that time on: • Your spouse • Your kids • Your family and friends • Yourself (c) Home Time Management 2013 | Mary Segers http://marysegers.com
  16. 16. Remember… You only have ONE LIFE. It's up to you how you live it. (c) Home Time Management 2013 | Mary Segers http://marysegers.com

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