I used to get up early to study. Made coffee and really got stuff done. I am better and sharper in the morning. It was easier than trying to stay up late.
I made sure that I had time just for me. I worked and went to school, so it wasn't easy but it was necessary. I still read novels (not as many), and saw my boyfriend and friends (not as much, but I fit them in). Once a week I went to bed super early, just to chill out and get extra sleep.
I socialized with my nursing school friends. Even if it was just lunch or a quick drink after class. We laughed, vented, etc. It was good.
Those things helped me. Don't get me wrong, I was still stressed out, but it could have been worse.