After the Fourth or July, you may be finding yourself feeling like summer is halfway over and all you've been doing is attending summer school. Don't fret just yet! While we are sure you are finding time to enjoy the summer while working hard, it is important to remember to stay focused. If you're feeling bummed out about having to take summer classes, we have put together 6 ways to beat those summer school blues to keep on keepin' on!
1. Soak up the Sun!
Whether your taking online classes, classes on campus, or taking one at a local community college near your hometown, it is important to take a break every once in awhile! If you have a test or quiz to study for, why not head to a local park and sit in the grass to study your notes? If you find yourself getting very distracted by thoughts of being outside, take a break from homework and go hang by the pool with friends for a few hours!
2. Get Movin'!
When you are feeling especially overwhelmed with work for your classes, a great way to relieve stress and get back to the work grind is to do something active! Go for a quick run or bike ride. It might even be nice to play a pick up game of soccer or volleyball to get your adrenaline flowing. After a quick activity, you are better able to stay focused later on as well.
3. Have strategic mornings
Another way to stay motivated while taking summer classes is to start your mornings in a productive way. You don't need to do much; even making your bed could help you have a productive day ahead of you. Do you have a particular morning routine? Do you like to get your workout done in the morning? Or maybe you enjoy just having a cup of coffee before starting your day. These are great ways (among many other) to ensure that you have a productive day and get your work done!
4. Make an awesome playlist
While not everyone enjoys studying, reading, or doing homework while listening to music, some might find that listening to music helps them not only focus, but also might lead to a good mood! With so many different types of songs that are great to listen to for the summer, listening while working at classwork might be beneficial to helping you feel part of the crowd of everyone else enjoying summer break,
5. Work towards your task
Take each assignment one step a time. Even though it is the summer, it is important to take actions toward your goals of accomplishing specific assignments, no matter how small they may be.
6. Learn Something New!
If you find yourself taking a summer class, chances are that your coursework load might be a little lighter than during your fall and spring terms. Therefore, you might not be taking as many classes. If that is the case, then take advantage of this extra time to dedicate towards these particular classes (since you have the time)! Who know, you might even be able to bring your GPA up if you work hard enough!