“Are you ready for back to school?” said every one of my customers and co-workers.
As some may know, I have anxiety. It is anxiety that is very livable, but this is because I really focus on what I need in order to be the most successful version of myself. Going back to school is one of those times that is a little more challenging. Lots of expenses accumulate, your schedule does a complete 360, and it means more brainwork rather than physical work. Now, going into my third year of university, I think I have a smooth transition almost figured out.
Here are a couple of my little tricks:
-Get prepared well in advance. After August long weekend, start thinking about what you need to get done and write yourself a list. I try to knock one thing off this list every day.
-Set yourself a realistic budget for how much back to school will cost you.
-Start looking for textbooks for sale well in advance, you can get great deals on used books and save loads of money.
-Start posting about your used textbooks to receive some money back.
-Get yourself an agenda and consistently update it. Seriously, put your life into this book.
-Cut the liquor, cut the bad foods, increase the water intake and get thinking about your exercise routine and how it can be improved.
-Clean up your life! Clean the house, car, purse, and anything else you frequently use or spend time in.
-Try giving meal prepping a go. The more prepared you are in the morning, the more time you’ll have to sleep in.
-Speaking of sleep, strive to get at least an 8-hour sleep. It makes a world of difference when you are well rested.
-Find a solid support system to help push you through the hard times.
Getting back to school is a hectic time. Learn what works for you in terms of beating the stress! Everyone is different, but I guarantee that getting a head start will lead to greater success.
Let me know the things you do to kick stress and anxiety’s butt by commenting below!