It’s been around a month since we packed our bags and left for our vacations, but the time has come! The vacations are ending and students are coming back to the university and I welcome you all to a new year, a new semester and a new chapter of your life. However, it can be a little difficult to adapt back to the daily college routine after enjoying a month’s break! I came back a little earlier than most students and I’ve found that even after I spent the whole day doing exactly what I did at home, life in the hostel has been pretty exhausting.

I remember when I came back to the University after my first break. I struggled to adjust again! I felt homesick! I was physically present here but my thoughts wandered back to my home. If you feel the same way, don’t worry! It can be a little troublesome to get the hang of things again. But it’s time to fold the blankets and be productive again, to motivate yourself for the term ahead.  

Waking up from the Winter Slumber

First and foremost thing you need to do is- Develop Habits. While you snuggled your blankets till noon at home, you have to get ready early in the morning to reach college at time! How to do it? Get your alarms set half an hour earlier than the actual time you need to get up at and you’ll not be late! Get your eating habits be placed on time for you’ll not get the opportunity to snack on whenever you feel like between classes.

Secondly, try sticking to one of your New Year Resolutions for a change. Tell your friends about it and find people who share the same resolution with you. It is always easier to do a task when you have someone to remind and motivate you for it. It’ll not only help you achieve your goal but also make you more productive and ready for the academic tasks.

Next, join a new activity or a club at LPU. With the new term, many new opportunities are being opened for the students. There are clubs, workshops, groups, third-language courses and so much more. Your UMS announcements will show you the way to all new things happening at LPU. Track them for a month and find the one that suits you the most. Being away from home has its own pros- You have the freedom to do what you are interested in and what you like! Experiment, experience, find new interests!

The busier you keep yourself, the more you’ll divert from unnecessary indolence, thoughts and homesickness.