Cheerleading is a rewarding, yet time-consuming activity. A jam-packed schedule can create anxiety and tension and make life feel hectic and crazy. Finding the time to handle school work, family life, being a varsity cheerleader, social activities or other extracurricular school activities can be difficult. Neglecting any of these areas can cause problems down the road. Learning how to manage time so you can perform at your best in school and competition is important, as is regularly getting a good night's amount of sleep. Here are a few suggestions to help you lead a balanced, rewarding and fun life, in the classroom, on the court or field and at home.
Get Organized - Write down your assignments, tasks, responsibilities. Use a planner, an app on your cell phone or a file on your laptop. Whichever you choose, make lists that include due dates, game dates, birthdays, etc. Knowing what's coming in the days and weeks ahead will eliminate the stress generated by those events you (OMG!) remember at 11 o' clock the night