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3 Tips For Avoiding The Back-To-School Blues

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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.

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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Family Service Foundation, Inc. has been serving the greater Maryland area since 1936. This nonprofit organization helps residents in Baltimore, Baltimore County, Frederick County, and Prince George’s County across a span of different areas such as mental health, developmental disabilities, and substance abuse. We also provide interpretation services for deaf and deaf-blind individuals. To learn more, call us at 240-241-7249 or visit here.

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At Family Service Foundation (FSF), a social services organization in Baltimore, Maryland, we are dedicated to providing advocacy and support to individuals with mental and physical disabilities that have recently left inpatient settings. Integration back into the community can be difficult; for that reason, each member of our team works to provide services specifically tailored to each individual and family that we work with. We believe that all individuals can achieve their highest levels of social, physical, and emotional well-being in the community when they have the proper support. FSF specializes in serving Deaf, Deaf-Blind, and individuals with intellectual disabilities. We also have American Sign Language interpreters on staff at all of our locations for the convenience of our Deaf and hard of hearing clients. For more information about The Family Service Foundation, please visit our website at or give us a call at 301-459-2121.
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