Labor Day has passed, and students all over Maryland are officially back in school. Even if you’re not a student, this time of year represents a big change. The kids are back in school, the summer is over, the days are getting shorter, and the weather is becoming colder. You don’t have to be a student to experience the back-to-school blues. Here are a few useful mental health tips that will help you keep your head up high as the fall begins.
Find A Firm Routine
Creating a routine and sticking with it is a great way to kick the back-to-school blues. If you’re a student, you already have a routine with your school schedule. It’s up to you, however, to fill in the gaps. Set a reasonable wake-up time for yourself so that you can prepare for the day. When you give yourself almost no time to time to ease into the day, you’ll feel rushed and frazzled from the start. Waking up early and making your mornings mellow is one of the best ways you can practice self-love.
Be Honest With Yourself
Ignoring your fears and concerns about the school year is not a good way to handle them. Be honest with yourself about what worries you. Set up routine appointments with your therapist so you have someone that you can talk it out with. The last thing you want to do is let your frustrations and anxieties bottle up inside you until you inevitably explode. Do yourself a favor and allow yourself to open up so that you can feel more relaxed.
Allow Yourself To Be Productive
You may want to procrastinate when it comes to the preparations that are necessary at the beginning of the school year. Don’t allow yourself to fall behind at the very beginning. Get things started by making a list and planning a shopping day. Find a friend who also needs to go back-to-school shopping so that you can tackle your list together. You’ll feel much more at ease and in control when you’ve put yourself at the forefront of your back-to-school preparations.
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