How do you find a balance between poker and uni (college)?
I am really struggling to find a balance between poker and uni (college). I am 22 years old and studying a Bachelor's Degree in Australia
Before I began to play poker, I was doing really well at uni. Then I started playing poker: I was grinding heavily and improving very quickly (went from a losing 2NL player on Stars to a winning 10NL player on Stars in under 6 months), but my grades at uni began to drop significantly. I started failing a lot of subjects.
This semester, I was on the same track: doing really well at poker, but skipping classes and on the path towards being kicked out of uni. A few weeks before exams, I decided to stop poker altogether (aside from 1 night a week of pub poker, which I don't consider real poker anyway) and focus on exams. I started going to the library almost every day. I got into a good routine, I started enjoying my studies (mostly maths and economics) and I passed all of my exams.
Now the semester has just started again and I've retained my "uni mood" (really motivated for maths and economics). I am attending every class, going to the library regularly, watching educational YouTube videos, solving textbook problems, etc. But I am scared to start playing poker again. I feel like once I start, I will go back into poker addiction mode and start failing at uni again. I really struggle to keep a balance between the two.
I feel like I'm an intelligent guy. I can excel at maths if I put my mind to it, and I can also excel at poker if I put my mind to it, but I struggle to do both simultaneously. How do you find the balance between poker and uni (college)?