If you’re like me, then you are begrudgingly getting ready to go back to school. It sucks, but summer had to end sometime. The hardest part about going back to school or even back to work after a long vacation is that you completely forget how to function in a non-summer environment. I don’t remember how to read a textbook; I only know to lay in the sun and eat ice cream. Unfortunately, nether of these skills are going to help anyone graduate, so I’m going to have to get back into school mode. Here is a quick how-to guide to get out of summer mode!
GO BACK TO SCHOOL SHOPPING
Everyone loves back to school shopping because it gives off the feeling of productivity without actually doing much. Also, picking out a matching notebook set or some colored folders with cute designs will help you get pumped for actually using them! Head to your nearest Staples, Office Depot, or even Walgreens to find your academic items.
2. PLAN OUT YOUR SCHEDULE
Once you write out your school schedule or your work schedule, it will be more clear to you how busy you are actually going to be. This will also help you remember that you do have more time to relax with your vinas, but you also can’t slack off on the work! Use colored pens to show each class, weekend activity, birthday, or holiday to make your schedule look more inviting.
3. MAKE AN END OF SUMMER BUCKET LIST
Feeling like you didn’t do enough this summer? Well, you still have time! Make an end-of-the-summer bucket list and do something from it every week! Grab a friend and make a day out of it! By doing this, you are not only having a super fun summer, but you’re also making sure that once you get back to work and/or school, you feel like you really had a summer vacation.
4. MAKE A TO-DO LIST
When juggling a lot of tasks or when lacking motivation in the summer, making lists can help you get organized and actually feel organized. Make a list of all the things you need to do before summer is over i.e: buy supplies, books, new clothes, pay bills, etc. This will help you not feel overwhelmed when summer is truly over.
5. MAKE FUTURE PLANS
Text a friend or coworker and make sure that you have plans in the first couple of weeks back. Not only do you get to catch up with someone you might have not seen in a while, but you also have something to look forward to. This will make you more excited to go back to school or work!
Getting back into school mode won’t be too difficult. Follow my list of advice and good luck!
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