10 Ways To Beat The Spring Semester Slump
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10 Ways To Beat The Spring Semester Slump

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10 Ways To Beat The Spring Semester Slump
John-Mark Kuznietsov

Everyone knows the spring semester is the hardest. You have just come back from Christmas break (at least a month of no school), and now professors are asking you to read and write papers longer than imaginable, and if you're anything like me, you're not sure you're going to make it through.

Well, let's see if we can change that. Here are 10 tips to beat the spring-semester slump!

1. Get organized.


Don't let this be you. If you've never used a planner, it's not too late to start. Carry it with you wherever you go, and write everything down!

2. Read your books.


I know you're taking a full course load and have at least one book per class. Read them! You'll know what's going on, will feel way more prepared, and may even get some extra credit.

3. Take classes that interest you.


For most students, you have one more week before drop-add ends. Go ahead and change your classes. Take a professor that is interesting and get in at least one class you love and are excited about.

4. Call your mom.


Talk for longer than you want, and keep her informed on your life. After all, she's probably helping pay your tuition and wants to make sure her money is being spent well.

5. Take naps and go to bed early.


Yes, you may look like an old person, but in the morning your body and mind will thank you!

6. Reward yourself.


You deserve it.

7. Take a break.


30-second dance party... because why not?

8. Go to events.


Get involved. Make new friends!

9. Go to the gym.


The earlier, the better. It's statistically proven that a workout in the morning will make you alert the rest of the day, and then you won't feel so guilty about your ice cream later that night.

10. Go to a career fair.


Attend a career fair or a majors fair (or whatever is offered at your school). Be proactive about looking for a job and knowing what you're going to do after graduation. You may even want to look into career counseling.

The spring-semester slump is a real thing, but you don't have to give into it. Take a few simple steps to get ahead, and your semester will be both fun and productive!

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