Spring Back into the Spring Semester Follow these Easy Tips to Start the Semester Off Right

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It’s the end of a long break, and right back into the groove of things by welcoming in the 2023 Spring semester! Many schools have ushered in their semester already, and like us, some have just started their semester, and it is not easy finding a steady flow returning to campus. Especially with the onslaught of work coming your way,  not to mention seniors starting to prepare for their senior thesis projects, it’s easy to start pushing things off more and more until it’s too late.


Between school work, working for a living, trying to maintain a healthy mind and body, and having a social life is complicated as it is. To prevent that and enjoy the semester while tackling all your work, here are some tips to help start you off the spring semester right:


Take Care of  Yourself


First and foremost, take care of yourself, if you do not remember to slow down and take care of not only your mind but your body, you will burn out. Take time to rest, hydrate, etc. Even if that means using one of your classes’ unexcused absences to take care of yourself to catch up on rest, do it. Do what you think will help you, in the long run, to perform your best in your classes. That doesn’t mean skipping class to skip class, but if it comes down to your health or one day of class, your health is more important.


Stay Organized 


Diving back into classes, it might take you a little bit to get out of the break fog where you feel like you are operating on autopilot but as long as you are organized and on top of your assignments and any possible important dates, the semester should run more smoothly for you. Whichever method of keeping track of assignments works for you, use this semester, whether it be a planner, notebook, or reminders on your phone, staying organized allows you to see everything you need to get done on a small scale in order to tackle it more efficiently. 


Take Me Time


Outside of the everyday academic stress of returning back to school, remembering to start off the semester right is important when it comes to assignments but also important to know that there should be a balance of school and the time you take for yourself just yourself. It’s important to remember to take care of yourself in the sense of not only eating and hydrating the body or taking mental health days but having days to allow yourself and your brain to fully relax. Not think for a little while but rest. That rest, however you want to rest your body and mind, will help you throughout the semester utilize your energy. To better help you when studying and working on assignments, taking breaks replenishes all of that energy you have been using throughout the semester to keep you going. 


These tips could help you start off strong this semester, let’s all start off strong this semester!