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Don't Let Back-to-School Get You Down

By Virginia Laird

Many students and teachers suffer from what is referred to as back-to-school blues. After a fun-filled summer, it is understandable why getting back into routine (and the thought of sitting in a desk or being confined to a classroom) can be a drag. There are a number of things that can be done to help combat these emotions before school ever starts. A few ideas include:

  • Go shopping
  • Get into routine
  • Do something fun
  • Plan ahead

Go Shopping

That’s right, go to the mall! I am not talking about shopping for school or classroom supplies. Let’s face it: That can be a grim reminder of the impending doom. Go shopping for at least one new outfit. Be sure to save the outfit for the first day. This can help any teacher or student get excited about going back-to-school.

Get into Routine

It is best to get into routine far before the first week of school. As many people already know, the first couple of weeks of trying to set a routine can be exhausting. Starting the routine for school early can help actually provide more energy for the first week as well as the weeks that follow.

Do Something Fun

As summer comes to a close, plan one more exciting, fun adventure. It can be a simple one day excursion, or even an afternoon or evening. It is even nice to let the person (or people) going back to school plan the activity. This can help the summer end on a high note, and allow for great stories to share with friends on the first day back. Because we all know the first day of school is a social occasion.

Plan Ahead

Begin to look forward to the long weekend breaks and plan an outing or activity for this time. Having something exciting to look forward to can help to pass time and encourage endurance through the boredom of school. In no time at all, it will be Christmas break and the whole family will be talking about how quickly it seemed to sneak up.

Taking an active stance against back-to-school blues can help eliminate, or at least reduce, the problem. Go to bed early, hit the mall, and plan something fun so your entire family will be ready to hit the classroom! Here’s hoping this school year will be a great one!

To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Melbourne, Fla.

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