Use nicer weather to get yourself motivated

Staff Editorial

This week’s weather has been drastically different than what we’ve been used to.

While the flowers may not be in full bloom quite yet, it has been nice to be able to ditch the heavy jacket and walk outside without wishing we were indoors.

For many people, the weight of seasonal depression is finally starting to lift from their shoulders.

Honestly, the nostalgic feeling in this cool spring air, paired with the knowledge that the school year is ending soon, is enough to lift anyone’s spirits, and maybe even give them a burst of motivation.

This is the time when classes start cracking down, though. And when they do—if they haven’t already—it will make staying motivated a challenge.

Maybe you’re the type of student who works ahead and finishes every project early. Maybe you’re the student who manages time adequately and finishes everything around its due date. Or maybe you’re a procrastinator who also has a lot of due dates coming up.

Whoever you are, especially if you have procrastinating tendencies, we implore you to assess your current level of motivation as compared to before spring break, remember your past studying habits (or not-studying habits) and consider your workload coming up.

Now that it’s starting to get warmer out, a lot of people are feeling better in some way. This is a good opportunity to change your pace a bit and try to get ahead on things before the inevitable regret comes when due dates arrive.

Budget your time to include both fun and academics. Work has to get done anyway, so why not save yourself the stress later?

We know it’s easier said than done, but if you are currently feeling that little burst of spring motivation, then it would be in your best interests to let that move you to work on upcoming assignments. Get a head start on things before you get too used to the weather, if you know what we mean.

But If you’re still unfazed by these warmer temperatures, then change into a lighter jacket, take a walk and enjoy the beauty of the new season.

You’re almost done with the semester; you can do this.