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Technological innovations have made it easier than ever to become a celebrity. With Youtube, Instagram, and other social media outlets easily accessible, there are teens gaining celebrity status before having even graduated high school. For those gaining status in the public eye, it can be a challenge to balance growing stardom and handling secondary education. Luckily, there are plenty of tips and tricks to help you stay on your toes.
Don’t be Afraid to Ask for Help
Managing a career and education at the same time is no easy feat. The stress can easily build up, so it’s important to ask for help when you need it. There are plenty of resources that college attendees can reach out to. The most common answer out there is to take advantage of on-campus resources. This can include tutoring, writing centers, and supplemental instruction programs.
Just like the internet has made stardom more accessible, it’s also opened up wider academic help. For instance, essay writing services have made a splash in recent years. Using the essay writer service Essay Pro, for instance, can make writing, editing, and rewriting a breeze. Collaborative sites geared towards students such as Quizlet have also gained ground. If there’s something someone is struggling with anymore, they can usually find an answer through a search engine in seconds.
Back to in-person aid, try to network in every class. Everyone misses a day or two from class, and it’s extremely helpful to have a friend to share notes with. Study groups are also great for nailing content.
Take Inspiration from the Stars
During hard times, it can mean the world to have someone to look up to. The good news is that the world is rife with celebrity college success stories. Dexter Holland, a member of punk band The Offspring was awarded a Ph.D. from the University of Southern California in 2017. Similarly, Brian May of Queen has a Ph.D. in astrophysics from the Imperial College.
College life isn’t limited to musicians either. Former First Daughter Malia Obama recently enrolled in Harvard University. Ariel Winter from Modern Family also jumped in with her academic career studying political science at UCLA.
Many stars and starlets actually found their footing in college. Childish Gambino, Mark Zuckerberg, and the band Death Cab for Cutie all found fame in a dorm room. There are even legends that started right where you are—Pink Floyd and The Doors are just a couple of examples.
Cultivate Time Management Skills
Time management skills are critical for handling a career and education at the same time. If you struggle with procrastination, it would be helpful to set firm deadlines to get work done. Taking the time to get organized goes a long way. It’s helpful for many to download an app that will remind them of tasks before they become last minute.
It can seem intimidating to get organized but it isn’t as frightening as many think. Start off by scheduling set-in-stone activities, like lecture times. From there, make room for more flexible tasks such as working on homework. Don’t forget to schedule some time away from work and school to avoid burnout.
Take Care of Yourself
Your career and education are essential, but don’t forget about yourself in the process. Stress can take a heavy toll on the body and not paying attention to your body can have ill effects in both the short and long-run. Be sure to save time for activities you enjoy, and try to keep up with personal hygiene.
One thing that many college students throw to the side is sleep. Pulling an all-nighter and throwing back coffee after coffee seems like a staple but, once again, it’s a quick way to burn out. Seven to nine hours is the recommendation for anyone 18 or older. Additionally, when you are pulling long study sessions, though, try to step out for 10 minutes every hour to stay on top of your game.
Balancing education with a growing career is a difficult task for a young celebrity. With tips like these, you can make the most of your time, without sacrificing yourself in the process.