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Back to School Blues: Tips for Getting Back into "School Mode"

Updated: Aug 12, 2018

Summer is slowly coming to an end, which means school is right around the corner. Whether you spent the summer in a foreign place, worked the whole time, or just relaxed, getting back into “school mode” can be a struggle.

If you’re like me, once summer rolls around you completely shut off your brain, and once summer ends it can be hard to turn it back on for school.

So, to help you get back into “school mode” here are some tips to make the transition a little easier.

Tip #1: Go Back-to-School Shopping

Nothing gets you in the school spirit more than going back-to-school shopping! (I may or may not have said that sarcastically.)

Anyway. . .going back-to-school shopping at least gets you thinking about school, and at most puts dents in your pockets.

But seriously, start buying school supplies like pens and notebooks. Or get some new furniture and cute decorations for your dorm/apartment. Who knows, you could get excited about the new stuff you bought and actually want to go back!

Tip #2: Have One Last Hurrah!

Gather all your friends and family and do something fun! Go to the beach, the movies, laser tagging, bowling. . . literally anything, and just make the most out of it.

If you want to do something more chill, then have a girl’s or boy’s night in. For my girls: have a pajama party, eat ice cream and watch movies. And for my boys, order some pizza and play some games.

The key is to have fun with your loved ones one last time before you become swamped with homework and have no time to do anything else.

Tip #3: Relax

After you had your last hurrah you should take some time off to just relax.

If you have a job, take off a couple days before you go back to school. It’s always important to have a few days to yourself to clear your mind and rest your body.

During these days connect with your friends from school or any new roommates. Also, accept the fact that school is right around the corner and it’s best to be prepared!

This blog post was written by Shania Genwright, Assistant Conference Coordinator

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