I have already made a post about what to bring when you go back to school; this post is all about your attitude towards school. This is a bit of a long post so if just want to skim over the bold words and the quote, be my guest. Let's face it most of us do not want to go back. If you go back saying: "Oh my gosh I hate school, I hate everything." you probably are going to hate it. It is a good idea just to accept that it is time to go back and see what this year will bring. Also there has to be one thing that you are looking forward to about going back (even if it is just showing off your new clothes, or a new haircut).
Going back to school is a great time to make "School Year Resolutions".
Set some goals for yourself (and try not to fall off of them like many off us do with new year resolutions). Make your goals realistic, like not leaving projects and studying for the test for the night before.
Try to set apart time for yourself, when ever you can, even if your really busy. Let's say that you are studying for a big chemistry test, take 15 minute breaks every once and a while. If you don't take any breaks you are likely to end up wanting to: scream at the top of your lungs and chuck your book out of the nearest window (speaking from experience). Setting apart time for your self can include social time. It always helps to have someone to talk to.
Basically, when it comes to school balance is key. Although you may not achieve the perfect balance (I haven't), it is all about getting close enough. I chose this quote because thought this quote summed up my post perfectly.
Good luck this school year everyone!