Now that we’re back from a exciting or relaxing spring break it is time to get back to school. After some time away from school, work can be hard to dive back into it, but with these tips it might make the transition a bit easier.
Get enough Z’s. A young adult (18-25 years old) needs 7 to 9 hours of sleep per night, and an adult (26-64 years old) needs 7 to 8 hours of sleep per night. Getting enough sleep is a very important factor that can affect your physical and mental health. By setting aside some time to cool down and get ready for bed, you are setting yourself up for a better morning. On the break you may have had late nights, but it’s time to set that sleep schedule again to make sure you have enough energy to finish the year off right!
Relax. When school starts up again, so do projects, and essays, and midterms, and finals, and course readings, and more! All of this can make you feel very stressed out! That is why it is important to try and neutralize anxiety. Some habits that can help are: exercise, personal hobbies, eating well, drinking water, breathing exercises, de-cluttering your space, or talking to someone else. Right now it may feel like a race to the end of the year but remember that an important aspect of self care is relaxing and taking time to yourself.
Set specific goals and follow-up. You may have set some goals at the beginning of the year, or made some new year’s resolutions that have not quite stuck. Now is the time to start anew! Re-state some of these goals, or make new ones and try to stick them out until the end of the year.
Keep motivated. By now the wear-and-tear of the school year may have got you feeling hopeless, but it is never too late to motivate yourself. Try to find purpose in your work and have a passion for what you are learning. This may even inspire you to start on those class assignments!
Remember to relax and enjoy your time at Brescia. The school year is almost done and you can make it!