Beat your Back to School Blues

Although most schools have been in session for nearly a month, the back to school blues may take a little time to hit you full force. Lately around campus I have been hearing a lot of “five cups of coffee later and I can still only focus on my instagram feed,” or maybe “I just got out of a three hour lecture and the most I accomplished was creating an entire new Pinterest board.”

If you have a jam-packed schedule, it’s easy to get distracted and avoid things that really matter. Don’t get me wrong, successfully creating an entire new pinterest board during class is something to be proud of, school should come first, especially when it’s still the beginning of the semester!

When I’m feeling lazy and unmotivated to complete any of my assignments, I reference this little back to school list, and it gets me right back on my feet to continue earning those A’s!

Go on an OCD binge

This may not make any sense, but having a clean room or living space can actually help you focus on more important things, like studying for your chem test this Tuesday! Grab your vacuum and Swiffer jet and go to town!

Find a good studying playlist

No, your studying playlist does not have to be Mozart or Beethoven. Take some time to research some good playlists on Spotify or Pandora. My personal favorite is “The Indie Mix,” on Spotify. The music is relaxing, yet upbeat enough so you aren’t falling asleep and drooling on your laptop.

Here’s a little sneak preview:

Get healthy

How do you expect to write that last minute research paper after eating raw cookie dough for breakfast?? Exactly. Eat healthy and get on a good routine to increase your brain power AND motivation. Hit the gym before a big study binge to wake yourself up so you can sit down and focus. My favorite workout routine is the “Kayla Itsine’s Bikini Body Training Guide.” Discover your favorite workout and make it a ritual!

Plan ahead

Let’s face it, procrastinating is a big problem for everyone. Putting your work off to the last minute is something almost every college student struggles with. But ignoring your work until the day before it’s due is a big no no for someone who is trying to get on top of their stuff. Planning can be fun if you follow your schedule and actually complete your tasks. Go online and find a cute little planner that screams your name and write all of your assignments down for the semester. I promise once you start learning to not procrastinate, you will find yourself with many more worry-free weekends. Trust me!

Check out Kate Spade or Etsy for some adorable calendars.