This blog was written by Melinda Price, campus ambassador at Miami University of Ohio.
Between internships, paid positions, classes, and student organizations it may be easy to let your relationship fall by the wayside in college. Here are some time management tips to make the most of the time you have with your significant other and keep the relationship going.
Look for Quality Time, Not Quantity: Make peace with the fact that you may not be able to see or hang out with each other as much as you’d like—especially if it’s long-distance. The time you do get to see each other should therefore not be taken lightly. Make it count! Do things you enjoy doing together or something you both have been wanting to do.
Join an Organization Together: This is a great way to not only spend time together if you’re both on the same campus, but also connect with interests you both share. Do you guys always talk about doing sketch comedy? Join the club. It will be a nice way to bond over your interests or you can even introduce each other to something new, even if it doesn’t stick.
Make a Lunch Date: Sometimes the only slot you’ll have to take a break is during small pockets in the day hours. Make the most of them by planning time with your significant other who you otherwise won’t see. They’ll appreciate you taking the time to spend with them and you’ll appreciate it, too.
Suggest a Study Hour: Many of the time restraints that college students come across is with study time, which can hinder the time invested in any relationship. Assuming you’re both the type of people who can still focus in a stimulated environment, take advantage of this college commitment and study together. This will assert that both of you have your priorities in the right place (you are in college after all!) and hopefully help you both excel in your coursework.