I’m (Re)Engaged!

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by Emilee Burroughs

It’s engagement season for couples and re-engagement season for students. Getting back into the swing of things after being home for a month can be difficult, but here are some practical ways for you to re-engage with Berry.

Buy a new planner

What better way to kick off the new semester than to buy a 2017-2018 planner? Keeping your assignments written down in a planner is a great way to stay organized and plan ahead for each class. Look at your class assignment due dates for the entire semester and write them down in your calendar. Find a planner that has an inspirational quote or Scripture on the cover to keep you motivated.

Don’t hit the snooze button

If your Monday/Wednesday/Friday class starts at 9 a.m. but your Tuesday/Thursday class doesn’t start until 12 p.m., it may be tempting to sleep in on Tuesday and Thursday. But waking up at the same time each day helps your body adjust to a regular sleep cycle. Sleep studies show that  your circadian rhythm (biological clock) is affected by your sleep cycle. Going to bed and waking up at the same time each day stabilizes your circadian rhythm and leads to more productivity. For more information on the benefits of a regular sleep schedule, click here.

Stay involved in clubs on campus

Attending club meetings is a great way to stay active on campus while also building new relationships with club members. If you were a member with a club last semester, find out when their first meeting of the semester is and attend. You can also find a new club to join. With over 75 student organizations to choose from, there is something for everyone. The Events Calendar found on Berry’s homepage lists the meeting dates, times, and locations for each club.

Re-visit your favorite spots on campus

Another great way to re-engage is to spend time outdoors basking in Berry’s beauty. Re-kindle your love for Berry by going back to places on campus that you explored last semester, whether that’s the bench by the pond on Mountain Campus or a rocking chair on Krannert’s porch. While there, you can read a book, study for class, do some homework, or take a nap.

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