Back to Reality

hands-coffee-cup-apple.jpgWith a month until classes commence, it’s time to begin mentally preparing for busy weeks of classes, meetings, and more. While you enjoy your last few weeks of freedom, there are a few ways you can prep for the new school year.

  1. Buy an agenda. Kick
    start your school year off productively by making sure you stay organized and on top of your schedule.
  2. Plan a budget. Whether you need school supplies, clothes, or apartment/dorm goods, make sure you strategically plan your budget to get the most cost-friendly deals. Take advantage of grocery store school supplies, student discounts, and coupons.
  3. Print out your schedule. Having copies of your schedule can come in handy when you can’t remember when and where to go on the first day of classes.
  4. Mentally prepare for the stress. Acknowledge your stress levels from previous semesters and figure out ways to avoid mid-semester meltdowns. Through exercise, yoga, meditation, or hobbies, learn mechanisms to manage your stress for a smooth semester.
  5. Set goals. Setting a few good intentions for the semester can help you feel focused and grounded. Goals act as ins
    piration for hard work and success.

By: Clarissa Ford

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