CT4 – BUSY MOM & DAD: ⏱️ Sometimes, I feel very exhausted and stressed… My schedule is overwhelming…

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Hi kim,

Thank you so much for sending [me resources to prepare for the CELBAN]. There are times that I just only read but I don’t have time to do it. As I’ve said before, I’m the breadwinner, my husband is studying, we just bought a new house and also I decided to study to improve my confidence and I’m currently studying Communication for health professional. I worked during the night and go to school 1-5:30pm monday to friday. I only slept 2-3 hours a day because I’m not driving my work and school was far from my place approximately One hour drive. So i need to leave the house earlier. Sometimes, I feel very exhausted and stressed with my life. My schedule is overwhelming but I need to work with it. Hoping that someday all this sacrifices pays off. My schooling will be done on November 29.  After that I can focus on my celban review. My schedule with the exam on celban maybe December or January? There is no specific schedule yet, Since I rescheduled my exam from september but CELaS said they dont have schesule yet. G


Dear G,

I am so glad you took the time to write.

I am glad you are able to read, if not write and practice. And I am glad you know and understand how very important it is to create the time to practice. The less time you have on a daily basis, the longer it will take for you to prepare for the exam. When it comes to the CELBAN Trap, I see you falling into the trap as a Busy Person!

Worry not G, unfortunately your situation is too common. I have built the flexibility into CELBANPrep online courses and classes because it is the only way to provide support and instruction for people with schedules like you. But it does take time and dedication to sit down to do the assignments, which anyone who has taken CELBANPrep online knows the secret to passing the exam with CELBANPrep University is practice, practice, practice.

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Now, in 2020, I have added even more resources for you to explore! I created two different Study Planners, each is about 30 pages. Each has a guide for you to use to plan out your studies. There is one for the Grammar Series and one for CELBANPrep (Writing and Speaking). It takes time to develop those skills, so even if you can manage 30 minutes a day that would be great. If you can not do 30 minutes every day, planning 30 minutes 3x per week would be acceptable. It isn’t the best, but it may be the best that you can do!

At the end of the day, G, it is important to make sure you are learning how to take care of your mental, emotional, physical and spiritual health while balancing a busy schedule. It will not get easier, as an RN. You will still be doing the same thing: never having time. As a Graduate Nurse it will be hard to find time to study for the NCLEX. So, your main life lesson right now is developing some health patterns, and seeking support, so that you make sure you are taking care of yourself. Suffering burnout when you are close to achieving your goal will be detrimental to your success. Time Management is key! Seeking support is essential.

I attended a workshop where my favorite author committed me to “be my own best friend.”

Will you be your own best friend and take care of yourself physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually?


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