How to Cure Back-to-School Jitters

Back to school already?

Just when summer seemed to be getting started it's time to head back to crowded hallways and another year of books, friends, homework, crushes and life as you know it.

It's the night before school, and you can't help but notice the butterflies in your stomach. You're confused because this isn't your first rodeo, but nothing seems to be stopping the nerves.

Keep reading for four ways to stop the butterflies from cramping your style:

1. Have Your Outfit Planned in Advance

Whether you enjoy planning ahead or not, getting your outfit out of the way the night before school will help with the nerves. There is nothing worse than waking up on the first day back and not knowing what to wear. You want to look perfect, but of course, nothing is looking quite right because you're stressed. Save yourself the time and figure out the perfect outfit the night before that way your morning is less hectic.

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2. Have Your Backpack Packed

Organizing your backpack and supplies the night before will save you time. Find what works best for you when it comes to organizing. Is it color-coding according to your class? Is it labeling? Whatever you need to do to have the setup that fits your style, do it. Then pop everything into your backpack, zip it up and you're good to go for the morning.

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3. Get To Know Your Teachers

The outfit is picked out, the backpack is packed, but jitters still there? Totally okay, it's normal. It's a fear of the unknown, and it's perfectly natural. If you need to know what to expect, something that will help is reaching out to your new teachers before the first day. Send them an introductory email or stop by the school while they're setting up the classroom. Doing this is not considered lame, nor is it considered sucking up. It just means you like the familiar, and this will help with the nerves and unknown feeling.

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4. Give Yourself A Pep Talk

Lastly, give yourself a pep talk. Your outfit is on point, your backpack is organized and you've introduced yourself to your teachers. All that's left is telling yourself it's going to be a great year. And it will be. Stay positive, stay organized, stay on track, but remember to learn and have fun. Make new friends, get involved and do what makes you happy. You've totally got this.

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We get that going back to school can be stressful and nerve-racking, but at the same check out THESE reasons why going back to the books is actually exciting.