Reaching out and nurturing these relationships will not only help you emotionally because you will have supporters during this process, but also if you need some assistance or to ask a favor of someone down the road you have options.
If you nurture these relationships and make yourself available for others when they might need someone to lean on, you create a support system which is crucial when striving for success.
This is helpful not just when getting back to school, but also in the future as you build your network and pursue your career.
Plan It Out
Grab your Google Calendar or do it the old fashioned way and purchase a planner.
Mark all of the school holidays, vacations (start out with the fun reminders, of course), class schedules, and reminders.
The best way to start off the school year is on the right foot and if you begin planning ahead, you won’t let anything fall between the cracks and forget a meeting or big project.
Make sure to always update it so that nothing is missed.
Set Your Alarm
Get back in the groove.
Before those mandatory early morning wake-up calls come in, warm yourself up to the idea of waking up and not pressing the snooze button before you go back to school.
At least a week before class starts, begin conditioning your body to go to bed earlier (don’t stay up until 2am watching Netflix!) and wake up at a reasonable time without snoozing your alarm 5 times.
This will make getting back into the swing of things a whole lot easier as you won’t be exhausted when it’s time to sit in a lecture or wake up to drive those kids to school. (No one wants to be sleep deprived and grouchy…so start conditioning your body now!)