We blinked and the New Year was already upon us, the festive season an already distant memory. As we soak up what’s left of the summer holidays, many of us choose not to think about the perplexing reality that is going back to varsity.
Chin up – here are four ways to mentally prepare yourself and to motivate your mind to make 2019 your most successful year yet!
Slowly Re-establish Your Routine
Been spending late nights nestled in front of the TV binging on the most popular Netflix series? A week or two before heading back to varsity, start re-establishing your old routine. Go to bed at a reasonable hour and wake up a little bit earlier if you can comprehend doing so (it’s a tough ask, we know!).
Returning to your old routine gradually will make it seem a lot less depressing.
Visualise Your Goals
Do your best to get excited about the many things that you want to achieve this year and visualise exactly how you plan on achieving them. Setting goals and allowing yourself to experience the emotions that are likely to follow once you manage to turn them into reality will give you that boost of inspiration that you need to start 2019 on a positive, productive note.
Get a Head-Start
While starting on your required readings when the holidays are still in full swing is probably the absolute last thing you feel like doing, come February, you’ll be so glad you did. It will make those first few weeks of being back seem endlessly less overwhelming, giving you plenty of time to readjust without feeling stressed.
Like Every Remaining Moment
Stop feeling depressed about the holidays coming to an end. Instead, make an effort to thoroughly enjoy what’s left of them. Savour as much time with friends and family as you can, treat yourself to an extra slice of cake, get a mani/pedi, lounge around in the garden. At least when you eventually do go back, you’ll know that it was a holiday well spent.
The Student Digz team wishes you a happy, healthy and successful year ahead. Make it happen!