How to Thrive as a Nontraditional College Student

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How to Thrive as a Nontraditional College Student
The dictionary defines the word "Thrive" as:
1.) To prosper; be fortunate or successful, or
2.) To grow or develop vigorously; flourish
And a synonym is to Succeed.
For nontraditional college students they may seem to be an unattainable goal.
It is possible to thrive as a nontraditional college student.
Here's how to thrive as a nontraditional college student:
Plan your study time in advance
Your time must be planned in advance.
Planning adequate time to study enabled me to thrive as a nontraditional college student.
Protect that study time
Time that you set aside to study is bound to be tested by other things in your life.
My being able to thrive as a nontraditional college student was a direct result of me protecting my study time.
Take care of your other responsibilities
When you do this you've already taken care of feeding your family, you've spent time with your spouse and kids, the house doesn't look like a dump, and the kids have clean clothes.
The only way I could thrive as a nontraditional college student was to know that everyone and everything was taken care of and I could turn my mental energy towards studying.
Don't feel guilty
There is nothing like guilt to ruin any and all efforts to study.
You feel like a failure at home and that feeling will follow you into your role as a student. It will affect your ability to study.
You simply have to learn to do the things you have to do faster so that you still get them done. You can then direct the saved time to studying without feeling all the guilt.
I could not have thrived as a nontraditional college student if I'd been beat down by guilt all the time.
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.
And, 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.
If you'd like to learn more about making this stage of your life as easy as possible then grab a copy 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 Thrive as a Nontraditional College Student
  • The dictionary defines the word "Thrive" as:1.) To prosper; be fortunate or successful, or2.) To grow or develop vigorously; flourishAnd a synonym is to Succeed.
  • I'm sure all the above are goals for all students in general. But for nontraditional college students they may seem to be an unattainable goal.Let's be real... if you're a nontraditional college student you may be so focused on just Surviving your time in college that the thought of actually being able to Thriveis somewhat of a stretch of the imagination for you.
  • Well I'm here to tell you... I've been there, done that, and earned those degrees. It is possible to thrive as a nontraditional college student when you have kids, a spouse, and a job (or two) to worry about.
  • Here's how to thrive as a nontraditional college student
  • Plan your study time in advanceYour time must, must, must be planned in advance. I promise you, very seldom (if ever) will time in your day just open up for you to devote to your studies.Even less likely to happen is that you have all your responsibilities taken care of so that you don't spend that available time folding clothes or cleaning house.
  • Planning adequate time to study enabled me to thrive as a nontraditional college student.
  • Protect that study timeTime that you set aside to study is bound to be tested by other things in your life. Because there are so many other things... and people... vying for your attention, it would be easy to let that time you've set aside for studying be reallocated to putting those clothes up (after all you can't concentrate as long as you can see them). Or you may spend it with your spouse or child (after all the guilt would interfere with you being able to concentrate).
  • My being able to thrive as a nontraditional college student was a direct result of me protecting my study time.
  • Take care of your other responsibilitiesWhen you do this you've already taken care of feeding your family, you've spent time with your spouse and kids, the house doesn't look like a dump, and the kids have clean clothes.You just have to learn to take care of these responsibilities faster than you've done in the past.
  • The only way I could thrive as a nontraditional college student was to know that everyone and everything was taken care of and I could turn my mental energy towards studying.
  • Don't feel guiltyThere is nothing like guilt to ruin any and all efforts to study. If your kids are whining, if you and your spouse are arguing over their need for attention, if your house is dirty... well, the guilt just overflows.You feel like a failure at home and that feeling will follow you into your role as a student. It will affect your ability to study.
  • You simply haveto learn to do the things you haveto do faster so that you stillget them done. You can then direct the saved time to studying without feeling all the guilt.I could not have thrived as a nontraditional college student if I'd been beat down by guilt all the time.I had to save time on the things I had to do... the cooking, laundry, and housework... so that I could not feel guilty AND I could reinvest that time into my family and my studying.And you can too.
  • 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.And, 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.
  • If you'd like to learn more about making this stage of your life as easy as possible then grab a copy 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.
  • Remember… you only have one life. It's up to you how you live it.
  • How to Thrive as a Nontraditional College Student

    1. 1.  How to Thrive as a Nontraditional College Student (c) Home Time Management 2013 | Mary Segers http://marysegers.com
    2. 2. The dictionary defines the word "Thrive" as: 1.) To prosper; be fortunate or successful, or 2.) To grow or develop vigorously; flourish And a synonym is to Succeed. (c) Home Time Management 2013 | Mary Segers http://marysegers.com
    3. 3. I'm sure all the above are goals for students in general. But for nontraditional college students they may seem to be an unattainable goal. Let's be real... if you're a nontraditional college student you may be so focused on just Surviving your time in college that the thought of actually being able to Thrive is somewhat of a stretch of the imagination for you. (c) Home Time Management 2013 | Mary Segers http://marysegers.com
    4. 4. Well, I'm here to tell you... I've been there, done that, and earned those degrees. It is possible to thrive as a nontraditional college student when you have kids, a spouse, and a job (or two) to worry about. (c) Home Time Management 2013 | Mary Segers http://marysegers.com
    5. 5. Here's How to Thrive as a Nontraditional College Student (c) Home Time Management 2013 | Mary Segers http://marysegers.com
    6. 6. Plan Your Study Time in Advance  in advance. Your time must, must, must be planned I promise you, very seldom (if ever) will time in your day just open up for you to devote to your studies. Even less likely to happen is that you have all your responsibilities taken care of so that you don't spend that available time folding clothes or cleaning house. (c) Home Time Management 2013 | Mary Segers http://marysegers.com
    7. 7. Planning adequate time to study enabled me to thrive as a nontraditional college student. (c) Home Time Management 2013 | Mary Segers http://marysegers.com
    8. 8. Protect That Study Time  Time that you set aside to study is bound to be tested by other things in your life. Because there are so many other things... and people... vying for your attention, it would be easy to let that time you've set aside for studying be reallocated to putting those clothes up (after all you can't concentrate as long as you can see them). Or you may spend it with your spouse or child (after all the guilt would interfere with you being able to concentrate). (c) Home Time Management 2013 | Mary Segers http://marysegers.com
    9. 9. My being able to thrive as a nontraditional college student was a direct result of me protecting my study time. (c) Home Time Management 2013 | Mary Segers http://marysegers.com
    10. 10. Take Care of Your Other Responsibilities  When you do this you've already taken care of feeding your family, you've spent time with your spouse and kids, the house doesn't look like a dump, and the kids have clean clothes. You just have to learn to take care of these responsibilities faster than you've done in the past. (c) Home Time Management 2013 | Mary Segers http://marysegers.com
    11. 11. The only way I could thrive as a nontraditional college student was to know that everyone and everything was taken care of and I could turn my mental energy towards studying. (c) Home Time Management 2013 | Mary Segers http://marysegers.com
    12. 12. Don't feel guilty  There is nothing like guilt to ruin any and all efforts to study. If your kids are whining, if you and your spouse are arguing over their need for attention, if your house is dirty... well, the guilt just overflows. You feel like a failure at home and that feeling will follow you into your role as a student. It will affect your ability to study. (c) Home Time Management 2013 | Mary Segers http://marysegers.com
    13. 13. You simply have to learn to do the things you have to do faster so that you still get them done. You can then direct the saved time to studying without feeling all the guilt. I could not have thrived as a nontraditional college student if I'd been beat down by guilt all the time. I had to save time on the things I had to do... the cooking, laundry, and housework... so that I could not feel guilty AND I could reinvest that time into my family and my studying. And you can too. (c) Home Time Management 2013 | Mary Segers http://marysegers.com
    14. 14. 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. And, 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
    15. 15. 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
    16. 16. If you'd like to learn more about making this stage of your life as easy as possible then grab a copy of my free 77 page eBook on… 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
    17. 17. 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
    18. 18. 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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