Thoughts from Counselors

How to Conquer the Mid-Semester Slump

By Michael Abbott

It is that time of the semester already, and since it is a summer term, we only just began a couple of weeks ago. You may be feeling tired, worn out, and stressed due to the pace of the classes, but hey, you are half-way done! Motivation may be low, but don’t succumb to the mid-semester slump!

Try these steps suggested by ‘The Young Hopeful’ blogger:

Practice Self-Care Regularly

In the midst of the demands of school it can be easy to forget to take care of yourself. Here are a few tasks that don’t demand too much of your time; go for a walk, write in a journal, sleep, spend time with family and friends, watch something that makes you laugh or smile.

Change What isn’t Working

Sometimes things don’t go according to planed. If a study method is not working, change it. Try something else. Your tutor and counselor can help you brain storm ideas for this. Sometimes we just need a break from routine to rejuvenate brain activity.

Make Small Goals for Yourself and Post them in Plain Sight

Come up with a goal, write it down, and look at it daily. Use goals to be a motivating force to keep you on track. It feels good to physically cross out a goal once accomplished.

Take a Day Trip or Short Weekend Vacation

Recharge your batteries by experiencing a change of scenery. This helps you take your mind off of the demands of college, but can also provide you with a new perspective on your situation.

Get an Accountability Partner

Someone who will provide you support along your path is often all we need to continue on our journey. Fortunately, we have tutors and counselors willing to help you by being your accountability partner.

This Too Shall Pass

Sometimes life feels like you will never get to where you want to go. Maybe the journey takes longer than expected and the experience might be more challenging than anticipated, but it is worth it. Keep at t and you will find success!

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