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5 Tips for Back to School Success

The start of every school year always brings excitement and some nerves. There are so many possibilities, like what will you learn, who will you meet, and lest we forget, back to school shopping. Here at Duluth Pack, we understand the back to school grind. Many of us have been there ourselves. With the new year right around the corner, we have gathered a few tips on how to reach all of your SMART goals and make your school year a success.

1.) A new school year is an adventure, take your time and enjoy it. It is easy to get caught up in classes and the demanding workload, but just like when you hit the trails, take your time. Whether it is making a homemade meal before you study or giving yourself a few extra minutes to walk to class, every bit counts to making your year less stressful and more satisfying.   

 

 2.) Find products that are functional and will last. There are bigger things to be worrying about during the school year, other than if the backpack you have had since high school is going to make it another semester. Check out our Pack to School, Fall 2019 Catalog and Back to School Favorites to find items like our Deluxe Laptop Backpack or City Briefcase that are durable enough to last you well into your future dream career!

 

 3.) Set achievable goals. What do you want to accomplish this semester, personal or professional? Be to the point and firm on what you want, and what you know you can attainably achieve in a set amount of time. Write your goals where you can always see them and be reminded of what you want to accomplish. SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-bound) goal setting is a method used by professionals in all fields across the globe that will help you stay at the top of your game.

 4.) Send procrastination packing. If you are an avid procrastinator, try making studying one of your SMART goals. Set aside a time every night where you look over notes or review them in your free time between classes to open your evenings more. Try different methods, find what works for you, and try to stick to it! 

 

 5.) Have fun. If you have not worked a full-time job yet, you will be soon enough. Take this time to relax. Try to do something fun every day and get off-campus. Professors tell you all the time to get off-campus and enjoy the city you're in. During the school year, everything you need is already on campus, making it feel like there is not a reason to leave. Keep your mind flowing and stay out of the rut of doing the same thing every day. Take the train into the city or bike to the closest park. Give yourself a new experience and view. Summer does not have to be the only time you get to take a hike and get into nature!