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Tips to Balance a Busy Schedule for Moms Going Back to School

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Are you a busy mom who is hungry to get her degree? You can succeed in the classroom, whether you are ready to obtain your GED or your college degree, but you need to commit fully to seeing the big picture. This means you must know why you want to succeed with your studies before ever stepping foot inside the classroom. It makes no difference if you say that you just want to get good grades, or that you want to live a more rich life, you really need to set detailed, specific goals in order to overcome all obstacles you face along the way, and you will face obstacles.

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Yes, one of your kids will fall ill just when you need to spend time studying for your final exam. You will have no idea how you can possibly cram in more study time when you are busy tending to the needs of your family. This is where goal setting comes in. If you have visualized yourself living your goals and dreams you will find it much easier to reach your goals despite all of the obstacles you will face along the way. Yes, you can still ace your exam when one of your kids gets sick. Yes, you can bring your child back to health while rocking it out in the classroom. You simply need to remember why you are working so hard in the classroom and at home.

Picture Yourself Reaching Your Goals

Adding a detailed picture of yourself reaching your goals can drive you to success no matter what pops up along the way. Set aside the time to see yourself in great detail, living your dreams. You cannot simply say to yourself that you want to do really well in the classroom. An iffy, vague image brings iffy, vague results in the classroom, especially when you face resistance. This means you need to set aside the time to visualize each day in order to feed this image of success to your consciousness. See, feel and taste your dreams coming true. Now you run your own home business, and you and your family travel the world, hitting tropical hot spots while making money online. This all happens because you took the time to become emotionally involved with your dreams, and this involvement motivated you to study hard, stay up later and wake up earlier despite all the ego-based resistance that told you to sleep in when you felt like it.

A big picture approach helps you understand the idea of sacrifice. You released something you outgrew to make room for something you want to experience down the road. You let go the worn out to make room for the new, fresh and exciting. This idea is something to dwell upon when you are setting out to get your degree as a busy mom.

Everybody Needs to Pitch In

You need to lean on your husband, or your kids, or your parents, from time to time, in order to remain sane while succeeding in the classroom. People need to realize that you are going to school to create a better life for your family. Whatever family or friends you have, you can ask them to help out with watching the kids from time to time. People seeing how hard you are working, at least close friends and fam, will be happy to help you along the way. Your close buddies and family will come together to support you as you make your dreams come true.

Kelli Cooper has been writing about all aspects of education for several years and especially enjoys sharing tips that help people balance their educational aspirations with the rest of their life; visit online Scranton University for more information on a variety of programs, such as the  human resources degree.

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