Avoiding the Start of Summer Slump
Summer is finally here! The stress of school is over and three months of freedom lies ahead. The beginning of summer is tricky though; it’s so easy to fall into a slump of sleeping in late, eating junk, and being lazy overall. There are a few little things you can do to avoid this and ensure you make the most of your summer.
Get on a sleep schedule // When summer comes around it’s very easy to fall into a pattern of staying up well past midnight and sleeping in way late. While every once in a while this is okay (and much needed), it creates a bad habit and discourages productivity in the morning. Set an alarm for a time that’s not ungodly early but not too late, and try to shut down before midnight. By doing so, you maximize both the hours you get in a day and how much sleep you get.
Make Healthy Habits // Falling out of a workout regime or healthy eating is very easy in the summer. By going to the gym a few times a week or even just walking around your block, you can get a little exercise throughout the week. It’s also important to stay eating healthy during the summer, and with so many fresh fruits and yummy salads in abundance during the summer months it’s easy to do!
Have a Plan Each Day // Often during the summer we let the day get away from us because we have nothing planned and we sit at home all day. Each night before you go to bed, whether in an agenda or on a scrap notepad, plan out what you want to get accomplished the next day. At the end of the day, check your list and make sure you did everything you set out to do. If you make sure to do this every day, the amount of days you sit at home and “do nothing” will decrease dramatically.
Summer is the opportune time for students to take a much-needed break from the stress of school. However, this doesn’t mean we have to sleep past noon and lie around in our pajamas all day long. By setting goals each day and continuing to live a healthy lifestyle, you can avoid falling into a summer slump and stay productive this summer.