The Struggles of Senioritis


Every year right after winter break, many seniors lose the motivation for everything dealing with school. Senioritis can best be described as seeing the finish line and realizing you don’t really need to do as much to reach it. Per Merriam-Webster dictionary, the definition of Senioritis is an ebbing of motivation and effort by school seniors as evidenced by tardiness, absences, and lower grades. 

From experience, Senioritis hits differently from person to person. We get up every day to come to a place we don’t want to be at for roughly 8 hours. Set in classrooms for 90 minutes and listen to a teacher talk about something some of us could care less about. Senioritis can get so bad, to the point, where your grades start to slip and you notice it, but you don’t really try to do anything to stop from going down that rabbit hole. That’s when it clicked that I had to start doing something, even if it took all day it had to be done. 

A select few can get over this disease with a snap of a finger. Others take a while to even realize that they have it. Some students never realize and fall down the never-ending rabbit hole of failure. The only true cure to senioritis is motivation and lots of willpower. Some strategies that could be used to get over senioritis are setting small goals to accomplish a major goal. Another is to set aside an hour or two a day dedicated to just doing work for a class that you’re not doing as well in.  

To finish out the last semester of senior year you have to motivate yourself to want to graduate. You have to motivate yourself to do work, no matter how boring or tiresome it is. Once you are able to do that June will be here in no time, and you’ll move on to the next chapter of your life.