Seniors, Take Advantage Of Your Last Year

If you’re a senior, you probably already started the official countdown to graduation. Although there is no doubt a majority of us have senioritis, there are many things needed to be accomplished before our big day.

  1. Find a summer job before summer! When summer comes along, it’s difficult to get a job since a lot of people choose to apply at the very beginning of summer. So be ahead of the game. Focusing your time and energy on working will keep you active, and away from lazy habits that are most enjoyed during summer break. You’ll also be more prepared for college financially.
  2. Another good goal a senior should have is to start being active. The end of every school year is always stressful, even more for seniors. A great way to reduce stress would be exercising. Keeping active keeps you fit and also helps you accomplish other hard to achieve goals.
  3. While the year is almost over, there still are a lot of opportunities to enjoy your time being at school, so check out an event you’ve never attended before! You only go to high school once in your life, so you might as well make the most of it. Especially at the end of the year, there are a bunch of senior activities waiting to be discovered, including the senior Olympics and senior dodge ball. There are many things to do around school so go find some and do it.
  4. Senior prom is huge for most seniors, which is the reason why attending prom is on this list. What stops a lot of seniors from going is not having a date. If your one of them, don’t worry about it! Going with friends is just as fun, if not more. You carry memories like this with you for the rest of your life, so don’t let something little like not having a date stop you. Dance the night away!
  5. Senior year is a very busy and exciting year. Most of your time is going to be spent on passing your classes, home work, school activities, and prepping for college. Throughout this busy time in your life, don’t forget about your parents or the people close to you. Make time for them. Sometimes it’s good to put the busyness aside for awhile and spend time with the ones that love you most.
  6. When college prepping does come along, make sure to do your research. Look into plenty of colleges, even if they were colleges you weren’t planning on looking into. Who knows, maybe you’ll end up liking it. But one thing’s for sure, you’re going to be spending a lot of your time there after high school, so you need to make sure it’s a college of your preference.
  7. Lastly, make time for YOU! Work over loud isn’t rare, and sometimes we can lose ourselves in stress. So it’s okay to put the books down and spend time by yourself. Take a long walk, or jog. Maybe make a cake and eat it by yourself, listen to music and eat the cake you didn’t finish! Whatever it may be, it’s important to take time and get rid of some stress. Enjoy the time spent alone because for seniors, life can get pretty busy and when college comes along, time like this will be cherished.

Senior year can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. It’s what you make it. So make it special! Go with the flow, keep up with your work but most importantly, have fun. Make new friends, and enjoy the activities while you still can. Seniors, our time is almost up, so let’s make the best of it!