Beat the Back-to-School blues with these tips

 

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Heading back to classes after the holidays can be a bit of a drag. As you start the spring semester, it’s important to try and avoid the Back-to-School Blues.

Start your semester strong. Summer is just a couple of months away, and you’re in the home stretch of the academic year.

It’s natural to feel a little down after the holiday break, so we’ve put together this list of strategies to have an awesome semester.

Holiday fatigue

Everyone understands the struggle of returning to school. The holiday break is this awesome reprieve from essays, tests, and teachers who tell bad jokes. So, it’s natural to feel more than a little tired when school starts back up.

But now it’s time to get back to reality and start cranking out those essays again. Beat holiday fatigue by first making sure you’re getting enough rest. Readjust your sleep schedule, and in your waking hours, try to have something to look forward to every day. This will help relieve some of the monotony.

Get prepared

Being unprepared for classes will only make you feel more down about being back to school. Make sure you check out your schedule as soon as you can and hit the bookstore for any missing textbooks.

Get all of the school supplies you may need, and make sure you have all of your alarms set for those 8 a.m. classes.

Check your space

This one is pretty important. Make sure your living and study space are ready for you when you come back to school. You want to make sure that you’re comfortable and able to focus for the new semester.

Checking your space will help keep you from getting distracted and will keep you upbeat. Remember, you want maximum comfort and functionality here.

Get active

Start an activity or get back on the greenway. Hit the gym or grab a few laps in the pool. Staying active will help you feel happier and more awake. Get your friends to get active with you, and it won’t seem like as much of a chore.

This is also a good way to meet new people, and that will help put some excitement into the new semester.

Meet up with friends

This one is key. When you’re running all over campus and stressing about essays and quizzes, don’t forget to meet up with friends. Take some time to enjoy their company, and you’ll feel more refreshed.

Start your semester strong. Make sure you’re prepared for classes, but don’t forget about your social life. Eliminate any unnecessary stress, and you can beat the Back-to-School Blues.

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