The first week after break is always the hardest. Students go from sleeping in to waking up to an alarm clock alerting them of 8 a.m. classes. Whether we like it or not, school is back in session! The Living SU team wants to help you get back into your groove with our four tips for getting rid of your back-to-school blues:
Eat breakfast every morning
Between classes and extracurricular activities, college students often forget to take proper care of themselves. Don’t let this happen to you this semester! Breakfast gives you energy and improves your performance, so make it a goal to eat a healthy breakfast every morning.
Remember it’s Spring 2013—not Fall 2012!
The best part of a new semester (and new year) is a chance to write a new chapter in our college lives! Made some mistakes in the fall semester? That’s okay! Learn from it and move on for the spring semester!
Set semester goals
Start looking forward to the start of a new school week by setting semester goals. Make a list of at least three things you would like to work on for this semester. These goals can be either personal or academic. Check over your goals weekly to make sure you are meeting your expectations.
Get off the Hill!
Don’t be afraid to leave campus this semester! Grab some friends and go see a movie at Destiny USA, or attend an Orange After Dark event. Join a club or organization of interest. Consider going off campus for an afternoon to volunteer or to enjoy local activities. The Shaw Center has some excellent resources, as well as Recreation Services’ Outdoor Education program. If you’re really feeling the blues, consider signing up for the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction course.
Remember, this is your college experience. Don’t spend too much time catching those back-to-school blues. Instead, focus on the positive and make this semester work for you.
Do you have the back-to-school blues? Comment down below and let us know what you are doing to get rid of them!