How to Get Over the Post-Spring Break Slump

You know the feeling: you came back from Spring Break refreshed and ready to get back into classes, but after a day or two you couldn’t wait for summer. Teachers have thrown assignments at you, due dates for final projects and papers are getting closer and there’s still a month and a half of school left. But don't stress! Here are some easy ways to save your sleep and get everything done.

Get Re-organized

Whether it’s buying binders or a new planner, there’s bound to be some part of your organizational method that could use some tweaking. It might be a pain with all the other work you have to do, but once you do it, you’ll be able to reduce a lot of your unneeded stress and start using your time more efficiently.

Work Ahead on Big Projects

Sure, that essay is due in the beginning of May, but you’ll have plenty of other events and assignments right around then, too. Find some sources or get started on an outline. While you may not have much free time to do so, whatever work you’re able to squeeze in now is work you won’t have to do further down the road.

Spend Time in the Library

There’s no better place to focus and get work done. You might not have a lot of time to study for that test or write that paper, so it’s best to get it done as soon as possible. A quiet environment like the library is perfect for that.

Get Outside

While anyone who went to the beach for Spring Break definitely isn’t too impressed with the weather here in Greencastle, we’re still slowly making our way towards spring, and that’s something to be happy about. If you get the chance, get outside—it’s a great study break and stress-reliever.


There’s nothing harder than making your way to the gym when you’re tired and have a boatload of work to do, but sometimes it’s the best thing for you. It makes you feel better and decreases stress, and after a hard week back from Spring Break, even just a half an hour on the treadmill can change your mood and day for the better.