Getting Rid of First Day of School Jitters


By Staff Writer Published on June 19, 2017

If you are planning on attending Stevens-Henager College this next module, you know that the first day of classes is fast approaching. For many people, the first day of school can be accompanied by much stress and anxiety. Students worry about a myriad of things: if they’ll like their instructors, if their courses will be too difficult, if they’ll do well in their classes, etc. If you let your worry get out of control, it is easier for anxiety to set in. Here are some tips to help reduce anxiety and get rid of those first-day-of-school-jitters.

1. Prepare mentally

If you are prepared, it will be easier to believe that you have nothing to fear. You can prepare mentally by giving yourself positive self-talk. Tell yourself that you’re strong and that you can do it. Your brain believes what you tell it, so make sure you’re telling your brain positive and uplifting things. If you believe that you’re strong, brave, and courageous, you will have a much higher chance of accomplishing what you set out to accomplish.

2. Prepare with supplies

Make sure you have all the supplies you need to go back to school. At Stevens-Henager College, we provide your textbooks and learning resources at no extra charge. You even get a laptop1 to use in school and keep when you graduate so you have fewer things to worry about finding and buying. Other than that, make sure not to scramble on the morning of your first day of class, desperately trying to find your backpack, a notebook, and a pen or pencil.  Try and keep your backpack and other school items in the same area at home so you can find them easily when you need to leave.

3. Understand that things will happen that are out of your control

Maybe your instructor will be strict. Maybe some of your courses will be quite difficult. But worrying about it beforehand will not help you. The only thing you can do is go into your classes with a positive attitude, and then choose how you react to whatever situation you find yourself in. If your classes turn out to be more difficult than you expected, buckle down and put in the extra study time. Trying to anticipate every little thing that will happen does not work and only drains your energy.

If your first day of classes at Stevens-Henager College is coming up, don’t stress yourself out; be prepared and you’ll be ready for anything. We also invite you to check out our student community by liking us on Facebook and following us on Instagram and Twitter!