Too many priorities, limited time, and even a lack of self-discipline can scupper any well-intentioned study plans.
CIMA has created a great ‘ready-made’ excel document to help you get the right balance between all the distractions! And, you should not feel guilty that it’s not all study, study, study. CIMA stresses unless you get the balance right you could quickly run out of steam. It says: “Unfortunately there is this misconception that when you have study you need to sacrifice other parts of your life that are very important to you, line the time you spend with your family, or socialising or your own health and wellbeing.” It understands that these activities are needed to recharge you.
One key is to avoid lumping together all you study time over weekends or right before the exams. The excel document would be useful for all PQs. To download it go to: https://planner.cimaglobal.com/articles/do-you-need-help-finding-time-for-your-studies