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5 Tips to Crush the Post-Break Blues

Whether your spring break was an unforgettable tropical trip with your friends or a chill and relaxing weekend at home, chances are we are all facing a similar case of the post-break blues. With summer closely approaching, it can be heard to find the motivation to finish this school year on a high note. Here are 5 tips I’m implementing to next 8 weeks to finish this year the best I can.

Look forward to things you still have left this semester

It’s important not to rush life and to be present, but during this time period it can be hard to remember that there are things besides summer to look forward to. I’ve heard that everybody should have at least one or two things a week to look forward to. It makes life better. It doesn’t matter how big or small these weekly things are, it can be an upcoming trip or party or something as small as trying a new coffee flavor. These little things make each day more enjoyable and can help staying present in the weeks you want to be anywhere but where you are.

Stay organized

Falling out of routine in the spring is something I am guilty of almost every year. While staying in my routine and grinding out school work is a regular habit in the first semester, things are a bit different now. Acknowledging that it’s harder to do so right now is okay. For me, organization this time of year is something that needs a conscious effort, and I am determined to make it one. 

Practice gratitude

Practicing gratitude is something that is helpful year-round, but especially so in times when you’re wanting to push the fast-forward button on life. Gratitude keeps you present and thankful. Even when they are harder to find, there’s always things to be grateful for.

Call in your supports

People in your life want you to succeed!! Call your mom or dad, talk to your friends, meet with your professors. With finals coming up, don’t let yourself get buried in stress. There are countless people in and out of school who want you to succeed and are willing to help you do so. Don’t forget to take advantage of that.

Get out of your head

Taking breaks is okay. Rest is not a luxury that has to be earned, it is a necessary part of the process of success. Go for a walk, read a book, watch a movie, do whatever makes you happy and relaxed. Taking breaks and doing things you enjoy is just as important as staying organized and determined this year.

Freshman Social Work major at University of New Hampshire!!