16 Signs You're Not Ready To Go Back To School And Probably Never Will Be

16 Signs You're Not Ready To Go Back To School And Probably Never Will Be

*internally cries*


Just know you're not alone.

1. You've been counting down the days since June.


2. You haven't been school shopping yet, because you refuse to admit it.


3. You have reoccurring nightmares about math tests.


4. You plan on wearing sweatpants the first entire month of school.


5. You've told your parents you plan on dropping out anyways.


6. At this point, you're not joking either.


7. You sleep the day away, not realizing that in a week you'll have to get up several hours earlier than normal.


8. You're not looking forward to seeing people on a daily basis.


9. You've been counting down the days to when you can leave the school and never come back.


10. You've argued the importance of naps throughout the day and have yet to win.


11. You have an emotional connection to Netflix that you're not ready to give up.


12. You've contemplated homeschool.


13. But you still have to do work, so it's not worth it.


14. Snapchat and Instagram is the only social interaction you need throughout the day.


15. You refuse to open the clock app on your phone because that means you'll have to make an alarm.


16. You're regretting deleting your VPN app because now you have to re-download it and it's depressing.


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10 Tiring Questions You Get Asked Before Going To College

Please stop asking me the same questions...a million times.


I'm going to the University of Georgia next fall, and I've learned that this is an exciting and confusing time. As an upcoming freshman in college, these are some of the questions that I've been asked so many times that I'm tired of answering. Whether it's your neighbor at the grocery store or a distant family member, you feel my pain if you are about to leave for college.

1. What is your major?

It's either going to change a million times, or you've known since you were six years old. If the person asking doesn't know, then they probably don't know you well enough to care. Now, have fun with a conversation that's way too long and hypothetical.

2. Are you going to a party school?

Every school is a party school, Karen. It doesn't mean I'm going to drink myself to death every night.

3. Are you staying in a dorm?

Yes, considering freshmen are required to live on campus. This applies to the majority of colleges.

4. Are you excited?

Excited to rack up some debt? Always. In all seriousness, we all just want to get to college without acknowledging the fact that it's happening.

5. Do you have all the stuff you need?

If I even knew what stuff I needed to bring, then I would be the happiest person alive. Everyone thinks I know, but in reality I'm just trying to keep myself alive until I move away from the stress.

6. Are you coming back to visit your family?

No, I'm going to leave them behind forever. I am an adult now.

7. Are you rushing?

It's not for me, but I'm sure you will find this to be a long conversation if you're thrilled about Greek life. Personally, this question just makes me go "Ew. No."

8. Do you know how you're paying for...?

Please don't ask about how I'm paying for anything. This is common courtesy, and the mere mention of student loans is enough to have me screaming in fear.

9. Do you have a roommate?

I'm not different from any of the other students going to college next year. Roommates are a part of the college process, and most people aren't thrilled to share their room with anyone. Let alone talk about it.

10. What are your plans after college?

Uhh, I haven't even gone to college yet. How am I supposed to tell you what I'm going to do in another four years? Now you're going to have to listen to my spontaneous new plan that makes me sound like a good student. I'm only answering this question to impress you.

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13 Ways To Beat The 'Sunday Scaries'

They may not have to be as scary as you think.


It's been proven that 76% of people in the US experience "really bad" stress on Sundays, this stress known as the "Sunday Scaries" or "Sunday Blues." I have experienced the "Sunday Scaries" pretty much every Sunday since I started high school. Then, I remembered an episode of "Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide," in which Ned tried to figure out a way to not dread Mondays. He eventually convinced his teacher to play a movie on Mondays, which got me to thinking of how to not dread Sunday nights leading into Mondays. The following are 13 ways to turn your Scary Sunday into Sunday Funday.

1. Exercise

Whether it is going to the gym, taking an exercise class, going for a run, or simply taking a walk, do it. Exercise increases endorphins in your brain and benefits your physical health immensely. You will feel more productive and energized.

2. Eat well

Skip the junk food on Sundays. Junk food is loaded with sugars which can increase levels of stress and depression, and often leave you feeling hungry so you eat more. Eat a healthy dinner early in the night so that you go to bed full and satisfied.

3. Drink a lot of water

Drinking water not only throughout the day but also at night will help you to wake up more refreshed in the morning.

4. Go to bed early

I'm not saying you need 10+ hours, but get however many hours you need for a good night's sleep.

5. Write a list of what's on your mind

Writing out a list of everything running around in your head can help it feel less messy. When all of the to-dos are disorganized in your head, they can be overwhelming. By writing a list you are able to see everything that you need to do, and then it doesn't look as bad.

6. Watch your favorite show

Grey's Anatomy, Friends, The Office, Sunday Night Football, etc. Watching whatever makes you feel content and relaxed (although those SNF games can get pretty intense) is a key ingredient to relaxing for the upcoming week. Reading a good book is also a great idea!

7. Get your work done in the morning/early afternoon

Get whatever you need to get done in the morning and/or early afternoon. This way, you have the night to relax, you are not staying up late Sunday night to do last minute work, and you are able to get better sleep.

8. Plan something to look forward to on Monday morning

Plan to wake up early and make your favorite breakfast, listen to your favorite playlist, pick out an outfit you feel good in, go to your favorite coffee shop, watch your favorite show, or whatever gets you in a good mood. By having something to look forward to Monday, you are more likely to go to bed happy and excited to wake up in the morning, instead of dreading it.

9. Call your parents or friends

Call your parents, your family, your friends, etc. just to catch up. I'm sure they'd love to hear from you.

10. Listen to new music

This way you pay more attention to the music, the lyrics, the feel of it. You aren't able to push the music to your subconscious and think about all the stresses coming up in the week.

11. Write out your week in a planner 

Cry? Watch Netflix? Attempt homework? Check. Check. Maybe Check.

12. Set a goal to complete by the end of the week. 

Setting a goal allows you something to focus on that you want, not something that you need to do for others. This goal leaves room for "me time." Whether it be finding the time to watch a movie, setting up a fun night with friends, or cleaning the house throughout the week so that you don't have to do it last minute on Sunday.

13. Make stress your friend. 

In Kelly McGonigal's TED Talk, "How to Make Stress Your Friend," she explains how seeing stress as helpful can lead you to live a healthier life in two ways. The first way is that when you see stress as positive, although your heart still races, your blood cells do not constrict as they would if you thought of your stress as negative. This helps you maintain a healthier heart and decrease your risk of an early heart attack. The second way is that stress releases oxytocin, which makes you more social.

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