So far I’m approximately halfway through my senior year and let me tell you, SENIORITIS IS REAL. If you don’t know, senioritis is the decline in motivation that many students get in their senior year. Like many of you, I thought it couldn’t happen to me and that it was probably a myth. Oh boy, was I sorely mistaken. But, it’s okay because I’m here to help you calm down your senioritis to get you through the next few months.
Relax, You’re Almost Done
I understand that senior year can become very stressful, especially when that college application process isn’t easy and you’re also balancing school work and extracurricular activities. I advise taking time out of your schedule during school days to relax for an hour. Do something that you enjoy like drawing, listening to music, or maybe even watching an episode of your favorite show on Netflix. It’s also helpful to meditate to get rid of any jittery feelings you may be dealing with. Apps like “Headspace” are great for short five to ten minute breaks. Also, if you’re feeling overwhelmed just keep in mind that you don’t have long until you’re walking across that stage.
In order to keep that stressful, overwhelming feeling of senior year at bay, get a planner with a monthly calendar. Write down ALL those important assignments, tests, and deadlines so that you don’t let anything slip by you. Be sure to highlight major dates like prom, the senior luncheon, and of course, the most important day of all–graduation. Marking off the days as you go will give you a sense of accomplishment and will also give you something to look forward to.
Focus For The Bag
The best tip I can give you is to stay focused for the sake of getting more money. Many colleges offer other scholarships outside of what you may be granted for admission. Some of these scholarships are based around GPAs. The higher your GPA, the more scholarship money you could be eligible for. College is expensive and no one wants to miss out on money, so don’t slack off! Even though you may be fed up already, you need to realize that all your hard work will pay off in the end. Hang in there class of 2020, it’ll all be over soon.
By Monique Petty-Ashmeade, Senior, Brooks College Prep