How To Overcome Post Spring Break Depression

By Emily Mattice on March 16, 2016
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Spring Break … a great time for every college student. You get to relax, travel, take a break from school, be with friends/family, etc. It’s a week full of fun, adventure, and it also has the power to take a little weight off of your shoulders.

Although Spring Break is awesome, when it comes to an end, some people can be left feeling sad and depressed. The thought of going back to school and midterms makes some cringe, and everyone wishes they could just have one more week. We’ve all felt it … the presence of Spring Break withdraws. Here are some tips on how to possibly overcome post-Spring Break depression :

1. Appreciate your much needed week off. 

Spring Break is awesome because we all get a week off from school and basically all of our worries. Although it coming to an end can be depressing, appreciate the week that you had! Consider it as a nice gift in the middle of the semester to give you a break. Look back on what you did, where you traveled, and start planning for next year!

2. Get back into the school mindset.

It might be hard, but getting back into the “school mindset” after Spring Break is important, and it will take your mind off of the post-break feelings. Take some time to catch up on school and get ahead, and you’ll be thanking yourself later down the road!

3. Resume your normal life.

Spring Break was fun, but it’s time to get back to normal. That means working hard, stress, homework, exams … everything. Yay, right?! Spring Break was a time to relax, so hopefully you were able to do so. Now, get back into your daily routine and eventually put Spring Break behind you.

4. Start planning for next year.

Maybe what you need to take your mind off of this Spring Break is to plan for next year! That will give you something to look forward to, and you’ll be excited for the memories and adventures to come the next time that the break rolls around.

So yes, Spring Break is great. Adjusting back after Spring Break, however, is not. I hope that you can use some of my tips to help you get over your post-break depression. Here’s to looking forward to summer break!

Hello! My name is Emily Mattice. I am an enthusiastic and outgoing 18 year old freshman at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. I have an immense passion for all things writing and social media. I am currently a Mass Communications major with a concentration in Creative Advertising, and I am looking to either minor in something business or English related. Either way, this is exactly what I want to do in the future. My main goals in life are to be successful and to be happy. Simple, I know, but important. I hope that through my schooling and work dedicated to my aspiring career, I can achieve those with no problem. Check out my articles and follow me on social media!

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