After the holidays it’s hard to get back into your normal routine, especially when you’re in college and go from doing almost nothing to having a bunch of papers, exam dates, and homework assignments. Everyone is still relaxed and enjoying their winter break in the mindset of tranquility and ease, until they are thrown back into school, where it can be hard to find how to start up all of your old routines again. Going to the gym, having 100 page readings, and all the other homework assignments and online quizzes can be overwhelming. The winter weather doesn’t help much either. Because when it is cold, dark, and snowy outside, nobody wants to leave the comfort of their warm bed for the cold harsh wind outside on the trek to classes filled with cold metal seats and desks. The cold weather keeps everyone a little sleepier and a little less motivated because it makes you want to stay in where it’s warm and not below freezing and icy.
Luckily there are ways to get you back on track and stay there going full speed until the end of the school year in the spring. Getting a new planner or agenda is a great way to make sure you are back on track and stay organized instead of forgetting your due dates and test days. Another way of making sure you’re ready for all the work coming your way is to manage your time well and efficiently. Make sure you aren’t putting too much work on your plate for one day and make sure you do not procrastinate. Procrastination is a big reason of why people aren’t able to get back into routines because they set you farther and farther behind your goals and deadlines.
It will be easy if you stay organized and meet your deadlines every day to eventually work towards that test day or paper due date. This will also start to become a habit for you so it will only be challenging for a couple weeks at the most. After you practice these good habits it will be easier to make them a daily ritual and part of your life.