Cover your ears and close your eyes, because here it comes: winter break is almost over. The nights of staying up late and binge watching Netflix for a solid eight hours are coming to an end. School is imminent, and with it will arrive heaps of homework that signify the start of a new semester. Happy New Year!
This is a sad realization– heartbreaking, even. However, there are a few things you can do to make the transition from sleepy slacker to stimulated student a little easier:
- Spend this weekend getting back on a regular sleep schedule. Go to bed at a reasonable hour and set your clock for as early as you are willing. It will pay off when you have a 7:20 class next week!
- Finish any homework you have prior to Monday night so that you can get to bed early and not have to stress.
- Monday night, pack yourself a lunch. When it is 7:05 Tuesday morning and you are running too late to even grab breakfast, let alone make a lunch, your stomach will thank you for coming prepared.
- If your teachers introduced any new topics at the end of last semester, give them a quick once-over. There is nothing worse than walking into class the first day back without a clue as to what is going on, only for the teacher to pick back up exactly where they left off. A quick review will, at the very least, remind you what is going on and set you up for success in the new semester.
- Lastly, enjoy your final days of break! There are some three-day weekends coming up, but this will likely be the last time of total relaxation for a while. Make it count!