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Back to School Blues

Brittany Hall

Schoolboy stands in front of the school doorGoing back to school after a fun, restful, and homework free summer can be daunting. But it doesn’t have to be! Here are a few tips to shake the back to school blues.

  1. Practice gratitude – Take time to think about some of the things you enjoy about school. When you’re at school, you get to see friends or that one teacher you really like. Think about your favorite class, even if it’s only lunch or recess.
  2. Rest – Going to bed early can sometimes be a pain, but it makes waking up for school the next morning much easier! Going to school tired makes the day last much longer than usual.
  3. Make time for fun – Just because summer ended doesn’t mean all the fun has to end. It’s important to make time for the things you enjoy. Setting aside 30 mins to an hour of watching TV, going outside, or whatever you enjoy can help with the back to school blues.
  4. Patience – Be patient with yourself; allow time to readjust and get back in the swing of things. Our bodies and minds need time to adjust to new schedules and routines. You might be a little tired at the beginning of the year and that’s normal! Give yourself time.
  5. Talk to friends & family – There’s nothing worse than feeling like you’re alone in the back to school blues. Talk to friends and family about your hesitancy to go back to school. Most people will probably be able to relate to how you’re feeling.

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