Listen up, college gals. We get it. We’ve been there. Some of us are there. It’s not easy to get back into the swing of things once spring break is over, whether you were jet-setting on an adventure, lying on a sunny beach, or chillin’ out at home.
Getting back to school can trigger stress, anxiety, and just plain exhaustion. There’s something about coming back from a week of blissful ignorance to a mountain of exams, essays, and deadlines that really does you in.
We can’t promise this list is going to make your days until summer break rainbows and butterflies (although we hope they are!), but hopefully, it’ll ease your woes just a little bit.
KNOW WHEN (AND HOW) TO BREAK
You don’t have time for a break, you say, and that’s why you’re reading this. But no one said breaks need to be long. In fact, some of the best breaks for keeping you alert and ready are short and sweet.
When studying or knocking out your to-do list, try to take a quick five minute break every hour or so. When you do this, avoid things like Twitter, Snapchat, and Instagram—it’s way too easy to get swept up into a break longer than five minutes. Instead, chat with your roommate, do some yoga poses, and just let your mind breathe for a moment.
DANCE IT OUT
Ain’t no party like a dance party. What hurts the most post-spring break is the stress, and a super easy way to combat stress is to leave no room for it. Pull up Spotify, turn up your best throwback jams and just dance. it. out!
There’s something about blasting “S.O.S” by the Jonas Brothers after a tough exam and scream-shouting the lyrics with a few vinas. Trust me on this one.
CALL SOMEONE YOU LOOK UP TO
Whether it’s your grandma, uncle, best friend, mentor, whomever: calling someone you love and look up to can be the perfect motivation for tackling your assignments.
They know you, they know your drive and goals, and chances are, they know what to say to help you feel like you can get sh*t done.
What tips do you have for combatting post-spring break stress? Leave them in the comments below!
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