Today I started (again) my endless journey to a college degree. The start of a new semester gives you a clean slate and a chance for new opportunities. But for most of us, a few weeks into the school year and we begin to veer off our path and lose some vigor. Jay White, at the blog Dumb Little Man, wrote a great post on “10 ways to Keep That Back-to-school fresh start Enthusiasm All Semester.”

Jay mentions some great tips you would probably never consider, such as diet:

“Do not change your diet – eating more or less can change your concentration, energy level and ability to stay alert. Presuming you are satisfied with your current mental chemistry, avoid changing your diet. P.S. Studies show 75% of college freshmen put on 7lbs their first semester – keep lean and mean.”


Read the nine other tips at the full post here.

For other back-to-school tips check out some of these posts:

Advice for students: slow down and read

Back To School: Get Organized at School With Notely


Have your own school survival tip? Let us know in the comments.