Re-adjusting to life on campus after summer break is like returning from a long sojourn: you’re culture shocked. Say goodbye to long hours of relaxation and hello to long hours of study. Can’t stand the transition? Here’s how to make it easier:
- Know where your money is coming from before you need it. Nothing is more stressful at the beginning of the semester than having lots of bills and no money to pay them. But don’t stress! Compare your private student loan options to find the money you need at rates you can actually afford.
- Stress less. Of course it’s easier said than done, but eating right, exercising often, and sleeping more is always worth it. All three reduce stress, easing your transition back into academia.
- Have a social life. Finding a balance between your studies and your fun is key to enjoying the college experience. Start by setting aside one day or night per week for friends — then adjust with the ebb and flow of your class and study schedule.
- Don’t overextend yourself. A new year brings new opportunities — new clubs, classes, friends, sports, lectures, events, concerts, and more. But you probably won’t have time to do everything you want. In light of that, consider budgeting your time in the same way you budget your money. That way you’ll always have time for necessary activities like study and sleep.