You’ve just had a glorious month off from school – sleeping in, seeing friends, eating home-cooked meals – basically living as royalty. However, you’ve also just made the trek back to school (wherever that may be), and reality has just started to hit full force.
There’s snow on the ground, a bitter chill in the air, new classes, new expenses, new stresses. But fortunately, it only takes a couple days of adjustment, some positive thinking, and a few helpful tips to keep in the back of your mind to get back into the swing of things!
Get some extra z’s!
Sometimes getting a full night’s sleep on those first few nights in a different bed can be a challenge. Try tucking in a little earlier than your usual time to ensure that you’re getting as much rest as possible. That way, you’ve prepare your mind and body for the first days of the semester!
There’s nothing more important through syllabus week than keeping track of assignments (even if you’re just reading Chapter One), those first couple of club meetings, etc! You’re on a brand new schedule and routine now, and it can be easy to let something slip your mind if it’s not what you’re used to yet. Stay on the safe side with your planner and pen on hand at all times.
Lean on your friends!
Homesickness can get the best of us, even when we least expect it! In these times, it’s important to remember that your friends are there for you at your home away from home. Take advantage of your light workload in that first week or so of classes, and make time to do something fun together!
Good luck, and happy spring semester!