For almost every college student, the winter holidays are a much needed break from classes, books, exams and those demanding professors who never seem to let up with the assignments. If you are like most students, you will probably spend the break hanging out with your family and friends, eating good food and sleeping in as much as possible. Then, before you know it the break is over and it is time to get back to school, back to studying and back to trying to ace those classes. It can be hard to transition from winter break back to college, but with these easy steps you can ensure you are back on track in no time.
About a week or a few days before you are set to start classes again, try to get to bed and wake up a little earlier. Eat your meals at the same time you do when you are in college and take time out each day to read a book or do some writing. This way, your body will adjust to your regular school schedule so that it is easier to get back into the swing of things when the time comes.
Before you start classes again, make a list of all the things you want to achieve for the remainder of the term. Maybe you want to make above average grades in all your classes, or perhaps you want to spend more time at the gym. Be realistic and try to set goals that are within your reach. Write the list on a piece of paper, and stick it to your mirror or bulletin board, so you have a daily reminder of your objectives.
Set a schedule
Besides your regular class times, try to schedule in set study times, gym sessions and extracurricular activities at set times every day. Plan your social life around your schedule, and try to stick to it, no matter how tempting the other options are. This way you will be less likely to slip behind on the important things.
Form a study group
Sometimes it is easier to get things done if you have other people to encourage and motivate you. Study groups are great because they allow you to socialize and study at the same time. In addition, group members can help each other out with difficult problems or material.