5 Tips To Reduce Back To School Blues?

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Expert gives advice to college women who have a hard time adjusting to college

As the end of the summer fun and relaxation approaches, more and more college students will be traveling back away from home and starting new, potentially harder school terms. Many find this process so stressful and overwhelming that they can’t barely relax and enjoy the last weeks of the summer hiatus.

But Jovanka Ciares, author of “Don’t Blame Eve” says that with a few adjustments, “back-to-school blues” can be avoided or greatly reduced. Here are five tips she recommends:

1.    Manage time wisely. While you may not yet know what your schedule is, you at least know what time you would like your classes to be. Based on this, set up a schedule for study, break up your study and research time into smaller chunks and organize your extra curricular activities.

2.    Adjust to the new routine ahead of time. Try going to bed a bit earlier, get plenty of rest and try buying some of the things you need (calendar, notebooks, supplies) ahead of time.

3.    Create a good study environment. This is the perfect time to go shopping and buying anything you need to make your dorm or apartment comfortable and “open to learning”. Things like aromatherapy and classical music help greatly.

4.    Do not overload your schedule to avoid stress and anxiety. You know what you can and cannot do. Be honest with yourself in order to avoid disappointments later.

5.    Get over it. As a college student, it is your job to go to school, learn as much as possible and acquire skills that you will use for the rest of your life as a professional. This job has the added advantage of a 3 to 4 month vacation break. Enjoy it because another chance to do this for up to 4 years in a row may never come back. Keep a positive attitude and enjoy the rest of your college fully.

Jovanka Ciares is an author and speaker who teaches women the attitudes, behaviors and skills they need in order to reach their fullest potential.

Availability: New York and New Jersey or via telephone. To schedule an interview or get more info call (917)-414-4816.


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