If you’re wondering how to balance school and personal life while you’re in college, it all starts with creating a schedule for yourself. Once you get into the swing of your classes, you can have a better idea of which nights you are free, which mornings you can sleep in late, and which days you really need to focus on attending class, studying and doing your homework. On the days you have a little more flexibility, you can make time to socializing. Many college students keep a whiteboard calendar in their room or an agenda book, to keep track of their classes, study schedule and plans with friends. By having a visual of your schedule, you can easily see when you’re able to say “yes” to plans or take a raincheck.