20 Signs You're Coming Down With Senioritis
Diagnosis: high school senior. Symptoms: lack of motivation, extreme fatigue, increased irritability. Highly contagious. If any of the signs below sound like you, it might already be too late.
- It’s the first day of the semester and you’re already over school.
- “Due tomorrow” becomes “do tomorrow.”
- Your morning alarm becomes more of a suggestion than anything else. The snooze button was invented for a reason, right?
- LOL, your teacher expects you to do a group project. That’s cute.
- You’ve started napping more than you did in kindergarten.
- “Macbeth” paper due in the morning? SparkNotes it is…after one more episode of whatever series you’re currently binging on Netflix.
- Okay, two more. But that’s seriously it.
- Your response to everything: “I don’t know.”
- You don’t bother coming up with an excuse for why you’re late to class.
- Planning how you’re going to decorate your future dorm room is your biggest priority.
- You’ve procrastinated so hard, you suddenly find yourself on your ex’s brother’s girlfriend’s sister’s Instagram when you're supposed to be studying.
- You consider it a success if you manage to leave the house with makeup on.
- Color-coding your planner went out the window somewhere around the end of the second week of school.
- It takes twice as much coffee as normal to keep you awake in class.
- Freaking out about the future has become a routine part of your day.
- You have to download software to keep you off the internet just to get some studying done.
- (You get distracted by your phone instead.)
- A five-minute study break easily turns into two hours. How did that happen? (Oh...
- You spend more time figuring out what you need to get on the final to pass the class than actually studying for it.
- You begin to look at everything as a “last.” Last time decorating your locker, last time eating the cafeteria’s gross pizza, last time walking the route from second to third period. (It’ll get worse as graduation gets closer.)
Warning: if left untreated, may lead to a drop in GPA, or, in severe cases, rescinding of an acceptance letter. The good news: there is a cure. Set attainable goals and maintain your GPA, but cut yourself a little slack, too. Look at everything you do as successfully preparing for college. Develop smart study habits, take care of yourself, and most importantly - enjoy your senior year.
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