Despite all of the positive emotions and experiences the school year brings, transitioning from summer back to school is a stressful time for everyone. Because of this, maintaining your behavioral health is key to success in all parts of your life during the school year.
The JED Foundation recently wrote an article about this very transition, and the some steps to take to ensure your behavioral health isn’t holding you back. In short, their four suggestions are:
- Use the resources your school offers. Reach out to friends and family for support.
- Take care of your physical health through proper nutrition, exercise and sleep.
- Know your boundaries; don’t cave to pressure from social situations. Rather, find people who bring out the best in you.
- Maintain a healthy work-life balance. Even if you have a lot to do, you should still make time for you.
If you are interested in reading more, the full article is available here. Best of luck with the transition back to school. Hopefully, these tips help to make the change a little less stressful for everyone.