It sucks, but it’s that time of year again, the time where our least favorite commercials start to play, and the anxiety builds back up. It’s time to go back to college. Now, for some of you, it’s an exciting time because you get to be back with your friends and go back to being an independent adult while pretending that you don’t have parents. Others will see the panic of going back to classes and grades. The dreaded days of staying up till two in the morning trying to get their fifteen-page research paper done before class starts at seven. Have no fear, we are here to swoop in and save the day. Well, at least make your first few days of back to school a little less stressful. Here are our tips for getting back to the grind college.
Be aware of your classes. Don’t wait until the last minute to try to find your classes, which will leave you lost and late. Take a few days before classes start and get familiar with what professors you have to deal with, where your class is, and what you need for the class. Be prepared early in advanced. You will thank us and thank yourself rather than panicking about buying a book or getting a pre-workout in before class by running from building to building wondering where your class is.
Find What You Like
More for freshmen than upperclassmen. Do your best to join clubs and groups to find your niche. You will be able to connect with friends and get comfortable with your school rather than cooped up in your dorm room eating cookie dough and watching Netflix. That may be fun, but it’s a little more fun when you do it with friends. Find something you enjoy and stay with it, you will find other people with the same interest who will connect you with others on campus.
You schedule will fill up in the first couple days of classes. Get yourself a planner or a notebook to keep track of your homework, classes, and any other events or things you need to get done. This will help by listing out what you need to get done on certain days and what needs to be turned in by the end of the week. When you see what you need to do and check it off, there is a little relief. Just a little stress taken away from your body will make you more awake and happy. Especially, when you see you have more free time when you get all your work done.
Get Together With Friends
Take a day to get reconnected with friends. It will add to your happiness and excitement when seeing your friends. You can also see what classes they are taking and link up your schedules. Sometimes being with friends will help you forget about the stress of starting classes again. You are able to get into a better mindset and get a little excited for what is to come with the start of classes.
Relax & Smile
Attention all college students, college is not the end of the world. Relax and have fun. You are allowed to mess up from time to time, just learn from those mistakes and get back up again. So, stop worrying about classes and homework, just go out and have a good time. Relax and smile through everything. Hang with your friends, watch movies, go out, eat a bunch of takeout, explore, go have fun! You are going to be just fine.