Time to shake off that post holiday depression; it’s time to get back down to business! I know exactly how all of you are feeling right now, like the Christmas break went by way too fast and that it was way too short. Well, we’re here now, and I assume that most of us are well rested to get back to work! However, I know it’s not as easy as the snap of one’s finger, so I offer my optimism to all of you and I hope the things that I’m about to mention will help you and myself cope with that yucky feeling of going to back to school.
The first step is thinking and being positive, I like to constantly remind myself my set goals for the year– if you haven’t made any It’s that much more encouraging when you have a few goals in mind and that you wish to accomplish. Get excited about your future accomplishments and that incredible feeling that you’re going to get once you’ve achieved your goals. I like to think of it as a fresh start to the year without looking back to the previous one in a negative perspective, but rather to see how far we’ve all come and being proud of what we’ve accomplished up until this point. We shouldn’t dwell on the past and all the things we regretted in 2011, or wished that things could be different—we can only live in the moment and take in all of the things that seem to overwhelm us a day at a time. We can choose to dwell and dread or make the best of it, and I find that going with the second option always makes dreaded time more pleasant!
Second, let’s not forget that we’re already half way through the school year and reading week is not too far away either. But first, make the time at school/work count, give yourself a reason to work your butt off, and just keep reminding yourself why you are here and what you are working towards, even though at stressful times it can be very difficult to stay optimistic. We’re constantly surrounded by challenges and struggles but easy is not going to feed our drive, it’s possible that we need to strive! Let’s make 2012 count and make it the best one yet ladies and gents!