College is back in session, which means the back-to-school blues have probably kicked in. While heading back to school can seem like a real bummer, there are a few things you can do to kick the back-to-school blues and get started with a positive jolt!
Get Your School Supplies
There’s nothing like getting new school supplies if you’re a nerd like me. The feel of a new gel pen, the possibility of a new notebook and the fresh tip of an unblemished highlighter.
Yes, I am a nerd. But if you’re looking to beat the back-to-school blues a trip to your local office supply store or an hour on Amazon can definitely help.
When I feel those blues sinking in, I hit up my college supplies list and shop until I drop—or more accurately until my budget runs out. It’s a great way to push those negative feelings out of the way.
Update Your Wardrobe
When it comes to getting rid of those back-to-school blues, a quick-and-easy wardrobe update can be a great cure. You don’t need to blow your entire wardrobe budget, one or two new pieces will do.
My go-to wardrobe update is a fun new blazer, something that adds a little pop to my wardrobe but can be worn with multiple outfits.
If you don’t have the budget for a few new pieces (because honestly, clothing can be expensive) adding an accessory or two, or even spicing up your school bag can be a great way to throw a little excitement into the new year.
Connect With Your College Friends
One of the great things about returning to school is seeing the college friends that you were simply too busy to catch up with. Having a friend date can be a great way to kick the back-to-school blues.
Set up a quick coffee, lunch date or drink after class and spend some time swapping stories. Get back into college by spending some time with those that you enjoy, and that feel your proverbial pain.
Set New Goals
A new year is a blank slate in my books, which means it’s a great time to set some new goals. I’m a highly ambitious person, so I find goal setting to be a cathartic and exciting process.
Decide what you want for this school year and build yourself a goal list. Do you want to be top of the class, make a new connection or two or have a specific topic you want to do a project on? If that’s the case, put it on your list.
Celebrate and Treat Yourself
Another year at college means you’re one step closer to finishing! That alone is most definitely cause for celebration, and you definitely need to treat yourself for the occasion.
This doesn’t have to be a crazy, money-busting event—something small like an at-home spa day or an evening with your favorite snack and Netflix films is perfect for the occasion.
Beating the Back-to-School Blues
Heading back to school can sometimes mean having a blah feeling of being dragged back to class. But there are a few ways you can beat those blues and get your school year started off on the right foot.
How do you beat the back-to-school blues? Share your tips in the comments below.
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