How To Deal with Senioritis
Spring is here! But with those balmy temps and sun-filled days lurks a shadowy nemesis: Senioritis!
Because it strikes high school seniors left and right, My College Guide has tips for how to keep the dreaded Senioritis at bay — because college admissions folks are still watching.
How to Deal with Senioritis
Give Yourself Permission to Take a Break
It might sound a little silly, but in those moments when you just can’t seem to focus, set a goal. Tell yourself that as soon as you finish this assignment or that paper, that you will ride your bike, chat on the phone, or browse Facebook. It can help make your schoolwork seem a bit easier to tackle when you have an end goal in sight.
Schedule a Fun Class
Has there been a class in high school that you’ve always wanted to try? The final semester of the year may be just the time to enroll! Your enthusiasm about a new course may help squash any urges to blow off school in your final months. Plus, having a “fluff class” in your schedule, in contrast to a bunch of heavy weights like AP English and Honors Biology, can help give you the extra time you need to dedicate to more difficult courses. Plus, you may even discover a new hobby or cultivate a new skill!
Talk it Out
If you are truly having trouble caring about high school now that you’ve got that college acceptance in the mail, talk it over with your parents. Will they consider giving you a bit more freedom to help you out? Maybe your curfew could be slightly extended so you have more time in the evening to relax. Or maybe you can have more use of the family car. Whatever it is, try talking to your parents about how you’re feeling and they may surprise you with their response!
Stay (or get) involved in extracurricular activities. At the very least, you have a better way to spend your time than sitting on the sofa watching repeat episodes of The Walking Dead. If you aren’t really involved, why not go out with a bang? Getting involved in school activities can help you make new friends, create memories, and discover skills or talents you didn’t even know you had!
The End of the Road
Hang in there! As tempting as it may be to ditch your classes and stop paying any attention altogether, you should know that colleges and universities have been known to revoke admission to their school when students-to-be have slacked in their final months.
Just know that it’ll all be over before you know it. Try to enjoy the rest of your Senior year and just think, next year at this time you’ll be nearing the end of your Freshman year at college!