This is my second to last semester as a grad student. Next semester I will be doing my student teaching. I quit my 9-5 job to focus on school. I thought now that I am not working I would have all the free time in the world. This is not true! I have learned that for me being on a schedule is a good thing. Having large blocks of unfilled time during my day started off as procrastination time.
What this semester has taught me the most is balance your time. Prioritize. Before I quit work, my schedule was created by many other factors. Now it is my choice to create and adhere to my schedule. Change can start off to be rocky but can be a wonderful learning experience in the end.