Winter break is over and it’s time to get back to the books. While it is exciting to return to friends and the life you have left at school, it is also a time that brings many students anxiety. Here are a few ways that I have found to be successful for fighting some of the back to school blues.
- Talk to your friends and family about how you are feeling. I guarantee you that some of your friends are feeling similar emotions. Talking to your friends and family will help you feel like you aren’t alone or are not the only one feeling these types of emotions.
- Distract yourself. Go to lectures on campus, hang out with friends, go to club meetings. The sooner you feel back into your routine of school, the better!
- Make sure you slow down and allow yourself to breathe
- Take some time to get organized before the beginning of the semester. This way, when classes start, you will feel a lot less overwhelmed. Some simple ways to do this are organizing your planner, desk, room, and computer files.
- Exercise! When school starts back up it is too easy to use the excuse of ‘not enough time’ to avoid regular exercise. However, as we all know, exercise can help boost your mood and keep you more focused in school.
I hope some of these tips help a bit in fighting back to school blues!