End of Semester Struggles
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End of Semester Struggles

The end of the year can be one of the worst times, but it doesn't have to be!

End of Semester Struggles

The school year is coming to an end. Pretty soon you’ll be able to close your textbooks and enjoy warm weather for three whole months. However, this time of the year can be pretty rough, too. There are finals upon finals, lining up summer jobs, and saying goodbye to your friends for the summer. Here are 4 ways to help you manage the end of the year a little better.

Don’t overwhelm yourself with studying.

With so many finals approaching, it can be easy to be swallowed by the stress they bring. It’s important to split up your work and take breaks when needed. And don’t be too rough on yourself with all the work—just do your best, that’s all you can ask of yourself.

Pack ahead of time.

Emptying out a dorm room is a lot more work than it seems to be. That being said, take study breaks to start cleaning and packing. It’ll give your brain a breather from school work and make moving out that much simpler.

Pre-plan time with your friends.

Work extra hangouts into your schedule so you’re not tempted to stray from your studies. If you plan time with your friends ahead, you’ll still be able to get all your school work done on time without being tempted to put anything off.

Arrange your work plans before you leave.

If you’re returning to a job you had before, call them a week or two before you go home to see what you need to do to prepare. If you’re looking for a new job, fill out an application beforehand so you can interview right when you return. That way you’ll beat the crowd of new applicants at the beginning of summer and you’ll be able to start sooner.

The end of the year can be a hectic, busy time. With these tips, your stress can more easily be turned to smiles.

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