Zen Habits

Rising seniors: here's how you can prepare for the year ahead

Rising seniors: here's how you can prepare for the year ahead

There’s no way around it: senior year is going to be hectic. Try to embrace the excitement – the year will fly by before you know it – and relish in knowing that you’re ready for the challenge. Today, Zen Admissions is highlighting three specific steps you can take right now to set yourself up for a great start to your senior year.

What Should I Do This Summer? Rising Sophomore Edition

What Should I Do This Summer? Rising Sophomore Edition

This week, Zen Admissions is highlighting specific steps you can take right now to achieve those goals. We’re talking strategies for getting ahead of the game now, so that you start the upcoming school year feeling calm, prepared, and (of course) zen.

Today, we’re focusing on rising sophomores. You've finished your first year of high school and you're looking to maximize the next three years. This summer, use your spare time to make major progress towards those goals so that you can make the most of your sophomore year.

What Should I Do This Summer? Rising Freshman Edition

What Should I Do This Summer? Rising Freshman Edition

This week, Zen Admissions is highlighting specific steps you can take right now to achieve those goals. We’re talking strategies for getting ahead of the game now, so that you start the upcoming school year feeling calm, prepared, and (of course) zen.

Today, we’re focusing on rising freshmen. You conquered middle school and you’re already looking ahead to your high school career. You are ambitious, hard-working, and determined to make the most of the next four years. This summer, set yourself up for a successful freshman year by dedicating a few hours each week to preparation and exploration.

4 Zen Habits You Can Cultivate Now to Stay Serene in High School

4 Zen Habits You Can Cultivate Now to Stay Serene in High School

Ah, summer: sunny days, breezy nights, a little less work than usual, and... a lot of pressure to get ready for next school year. Whether you're relaxing by the pool or knee-deep in scholarship applications, take some time this summer to experiment with new zen habits. Think of the process as mental exercise. Even if you aren't feeling stressed out right now, consider bulking up your stress-relief muscles today so that you can easily put them into action when stress arises.

Get started with these four zen habits.