5 Ways To Refocus After Summer
Everyone loves a good summer break. Time where you can relax with friends, homework isn’t an issue, and you can most importantly get back all the sleep you lost studying last year. However one of the hardest things to do is to return to education after a long summer. It can be hard to get back into the swing of things after such a long time away. To help out with this, here are 5 steps to help you get ready for a new year:
- Get an academic diary. Being organised is one of the best ways to get ready for a new year. University can get very hectic, and the start of the year can make you feel like everything is getting on top of you at once. By using a diary it is easy to track what you’re doing, and help you feel like you can get everything done easier.
- Check your module handbooks to see if there’s any reading you can prepare for. Starting off slow is one of the best ways to get back into the year, and getting ahead on your reading is never a bad thing!
- Meet up with your friends! A lot of your friends probably live in different places over summer, but the good news about returning to university is that they’re back to see you! If you’re just starting university, then the opportunity to meet new friends and get settled is not one to pass up.
- Try to get an early night each night. Over summer it’s probably very likely that your sleep schedule went out the window. To try to get that back it’s a good idea to try to go to sleep at a certain time each night, to make sure you get as much as you can.
- Plan out your days, and make sure you have time to yourself too. As important as it is to get ready for the new year, it’s also extremely important to remember to make time for yourself too. Make sure to schedule time for your hobbies, spending time with your family, and anything else!
University can take up a lot of your time, and can be hard to adjust to, but a little hard work and planning can do you a world of good. You can get through this adjustment period, and have the best time at university.