Starting a new school year can be super exciting! But if you’re dreading heading back to campus instead of looking forward to it, don’t worry—those feelings are totally normal. There are ways, however, that you can start mentally prepping yourself for another academic year.
These are the best tips and tricks to hype yourself up for the new school year. Help alleviate the anxiety and get rid of the new semester scaries by implementing these strategies so you feel confident once classes start back up again.
Get Organized ASAP
When things around you are in chaos, it quickly feels like everything is chaos. Instead of leaving everything until the last minute, start chipping away at your back to school shopping a little at a time. It will feel less overwhelming if you do a little bit each day, and then you’ll be ready in no time. And don’t forget to grab a new planner to help keep you organized during the school year, too!
Start Some Healthy Habits
Getting back into a routine for school can be a serious shock to your system, and the last thing you want is to be feeling drained from the start (or worse—get so run down you end up getting sick). Start loading up on some extra vitamins and minerals to keep your energy levels up without relying on caffeine or sugar to get you going.
Grab Your New Gear
To be successful in college, you’re going to make sure you have all the right tech. If your laptop needs an upgrade, or your headphones are looking a little worse for wear, now is the time to buy. Plenty of places do back to school sales, but remember that you can also save with Student Beans all year long!
Plan Some Fun Outings
Whether you want to enjoy those last few days of summer vacation or plan something with friends once you’re back on campus, having something to look forward to will help you mentally get through the slog of packing and planning your trip back to school for another semester. Go big with a trip or small with a quick weekend lunch—whatever makes you happy!
Give Yourself A Moment Of Calm
While it might feel like you have a never-ending list of things to do to get ready for school again, remind yourself that it’s okay to step back and take a break every now and again. If you start to feel stressed out, step away take a deep breath. It will help you mentally reset, giving you a second wind to finish tackling that to-do list.
Feeling a little less nervous about the new school year? We hope so! Just remember to everything one day at a time, do what you can, and give yourself time to adjust. You’ll be back in the swing of things before you know it!
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