Throughout my high school years, I kept hearing how seniors would get “senioritis” during semester two. I thought they were kidding, that it was just an excuse to not get their work done. Boy was I wrong. I was so so so wrong. During the first semester of senior year, I was ready to get everything done, and to get grades that would impress the colleges I was applying to. Not only that, but last semester was so full of studying for the SAT, applying to colleges (this includes paying application fees, writing essay after essay, and stressing over deadlines), and of course studying and doing homework for the classes I was taking at school. I thought that I was going to be as productive during the second semester as I was before. Jokes on me: I’m not.
I don’t feel the same motivation that I did during semester one for many reasons. One of them is that I already got into my dream university so I feel like I’m set for the rest of the semester (but a reminder to not only me, but to all of you: acceptances are reversible). I also just feel like binge-watching shows and playing video games all day. I’m telling you, senioritis is VERY real, and it affects you big time. However, there is a way to fix this. Work on whatever you have to do for at least five minutes. Most of the time you’ll end up doing it for more than five minutes, but if you don’t, at least you worked for some time. Although it’s hard to do work when you have senioritis, it’s not impossible.