For many college students across the U.S., Spring Break marks the start of a frenzy of activity culminating at the end of the term and beginning of summer break.
This year, some colleges canceled Spring Break altogether in response to COVID-19. Whether you had a chance to recharge your batteries this month or not, for college students looking at just a few weeks left of the semester, project deadlines, final exams, and term papers are coming due.
Are you in the right frame of mind to close out this semester strong? Do you have a college move-out plan? To help, we’ve compiled some tips to keep you motivated and stress-free. From focusing on your mental health to improving time management, take a look at how you can reduce your end-of-semester anxiety and start planning now for a stress-free move-out day.
A Focus on Self Care
When you’re barreling towards an important deadline, it can be easy to forget to take care of yourself. To ensure you finish all of the work you have left to do on time, don’t forget to schedule a time to focus on yourself. You know what your body and your mind need to keep healthy and focused – and now is not the time to let up.
Keep hydrated, don’t miss your weekly yoga session, get outside and take a walk. Whatever you need to stay motivated and healthy – it’s best to listen to your own body and give it what it needs. By remembering to take time for yourself now, you’ll help reduce the stress related to end of the semester deadlines.
Creating an Action Plan
Another way to reduce stress is by track of your deadlines and improving your own time management. Creating an action plan is a good first step in reducing anxiety and helping you understand what you need to do before things start to feel impossible. Creating an action plan is simple. Following it can help motivate you to accomplish the work you need to do to meet your goals and end the semester on top.
Start with a daily to-do list and don’t forget to check off the boxes as ‘complete’ as you go along. Don’t forget your college move-out plan! Tracking your daily to-do list alongside weekly goals and a monthly calendar will help you limit surprises and reduce and unnecessary stress. Here are some things you should be tracking on your end-of-semester calendar:
- Assignment Due Dates
- Test Dates
- Work and Class Schedules
- Events and Activities
- Move-Out Plans
- Travel Details
Planning Ahead for College Move-out Day
With final exams and the last days of this semester quickly approaching, planning ahead will help you save time and money on move-out plans. We know that college move-out days can be stressful. If you don’t have a plan, you can add to that stress – and expense.
Instead, create a Move-out Day Action Plan far in advance. It takes just a few minutes and can help reduce stress at the end of the semester. It will also free up time for you to focus on more important things, like studying and spending time with friends before you go. Determining your plan of action now will help ensure an easier transition at the end of the year.
ShipMyRoom can help by scheduling your move-out today. With curbside pickup, boxes shipped straight to your door, and storage available over the summer months, we make college move-outs a breeze. Let our professional moving team give you peace of mind weeks in advance. You can sit back and let the professionals handle the dirty work – while you focus on more entertaining end-of-semester activities!