As summer comes to an end and back-to-school season begins, it can be hard to get back into a regular schedule. This is true for both kids and adults, wether its their first day in middle school or your final year at a university or college – it can be hard to cope with the change of pace. We have provided some helpful tips and coping strategies below.
- Take frequent, short breaks from studying or assignments
- Manage your time wisely. This includes saying NO occasionally. You cannot do it all!
Take time for self-care
- Sleep, nutrition and exercise are vital to your health and wellbeing as well as your growth and ability to learn & achieve
- Activities such as reading a good book, watching a funny movie, going for a short walk- are all ways to help clear your mind and reduce stress
Chunk things down
- This makes things more manageable and less anxiety inducing
- What’s needed done? How long will it take? When is it due?
Lower your goals
- Set a goal to feel satisfied with your performance vs trying to be the ‘best’
- Set a series of smaller goals that will help you accomplish a larger goal
Change your thinking
- Combat negative thinking patterns. This will only create more stress. learn more about changing your mindset.
- Try looking at your glass as ‘half full vs half empty’
If you are suffering from an injury or ailment, this can make the change that much more difficult as its usually our of your control. Please contact us if you are struggling with an injury or ailment that is only getting worse with the change of pace.
Finally, remember why you’re doing it. You wouldn’t be tackling work and school simultaneously if you didn’t have good reasons. Although it may seem overwhelming at times, other people have succeeded, and so can you! Focus on your goals and end date whenever it starts to feel like too much!