Is it just me or is everyone experiencing the slump? The slump is real. For too many of us it may just be known as the “Sophomore Slump.” But, considering spring break is just around the corner and summer break is not far behind, the slump is real for most of us regardless of whether you are a sophomore or not. However, we can overcome it. Here are some tips that you might consider:
It’s a journey and you are not the only one experiencing the slump. So, relax. Spend some time doing other things non-school related (reading a book, exercising, hanging out with friends, etc.).
2. Get Inspired
Your motivation to do anything whatsoever is usually gone when it comes to the slump. The desire to skip all your classes hits you like a wave. You just want to do nothing. So, get inspired. Set a goal and get motivated. Read an article or a success story that might inspire you to push until the end.
3. Make “Club Lib” a Thing
Make going to the library something you look forward to. Make school work fun (if that is even possible). Go with your friends or plan a study group. Make it more of a social thing while still getting some work done. Or just go because you know that when you are in the library, you actually have to get work done and get off Netflix.
4. Set a Goal
This goes hand in hand with number two. Studies show that once you write out your goal, you are more likely to achieve it and are 50% more likely to achieve it if you tell someone (Forbes Magazine). Make it a habit to set goals, it will be worth it. But, expect some challenges along the way. Not everything is going to go as planned in college. You may get a bad grade on a test, have a really tough week with work or friends, or it may just be a busy school week with lots of test and papers. Just remember, if a challenge comes don’t fall back into the slump.
5. Reward Yourself
Set milestones and reward yourself. Reward yourself for studying really hard or finishing a paper by going to see a movie or buying a new cd.