How To Mentally Prepare For Your Return To College
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How To Mentally Prepare For Your Return To College

What time is it?! Time to get psyched for college!

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It's that time of year again, time to move back to campus! All across the nation, parents and their children are bickering over how many towels they should bring or how much storage one person actually needs.

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During this hectic time, people become so consumed by material worries and forget to also prepare their minds along with their bedding.

Before you get back to school - to mentally prepare yourself as a student - remind yourself of (1) your responsibilities for the semester and of (2) the things you want to accomplish within the next four months.

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You have spent the last three months either working, interning, doing something else entirely, or doing nothing. No matter how you spent your summer, you are going to start leading the life of a student again sooner than you think, so get yourself together!

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Print off your class schedule, and make at least five copies! Get those required reading materials! And forget about the recommended materials! It's only recommended, and your a college student on a tight budget.

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Now to prepare mentally for the drastic shift in your social life, have all of the fun with all of the friends you've missed horribly for the past three months!

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You will ask at least fifty people how their summer was, and you will have to tell at least fifty people how your summer was. But once you have finished suffering through that excruciatingly dull small talk, it's time to have some fun with you best college friends!

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Reunite over food! Attend the coolest back-to-school parties! Revisit your favorite campus spots! Cheer too loudly at the first sporting event of the year! Do all the fun things because you are finally reunited with your college friends. Live it up.

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After the beautiful or disappointing summer you had, it is finally the time for you to live the life of a trendy, spunky, young college student once again! Get psyched! You're going back to college!

But check yourself. Don't get too psyched too quickly. Don't forget to say good-bye to your parents, your siblings, your pets, etc. Don't forget about your hometown friends. Don't forget about your hometown too quickly because before you know it you'll be back for Thanksgiving no matter how much you deny it.

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Before you get back to campus, remind yourself of the young adult you aspire to be. Remind yourself of all of your fun college friends, and don't forget to remind yourself of home. If you do just that, then your semester shouldn't be a complete disaster. Good luck!

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