Getting back on track with school after a long holiday can be tedious. Your body must have gotten used to a different clock, and you haven’t spent most of your days in a week learning and interacting with many people at once.
Now that school’s back in session, your mind and body need to do the same. Even if it involves you dragging yourself out of bed every morning to get ready for school, you will have to get back on track with school one way or another. Here are some tips to help you ease into the new session:
- Set goals for yourself: Having a checklist of the things you want to achieve can help you have a sense of direction and purpose, especially in the new school year. You can classify your goals into personal and/or academic goals and put them down somewhere you can always check.
- Motivate yourself: Sometimes, some simple words of affirmation could do the trick and get you on your feet. Other times, you just can’t seem to get yourself to get things done. Finding new ways to motivate yourself is a good way to prepare yourself for the tasks that the new session brings. You can create a reward system for yourself where you treat yourself to something you like- but only when you have done all your outstanding tasks. This can encourage you to complete all your assignments and even prepare for harder ones.
- Organise yourself: Ideally, you should always have your things ready for school at least the day before. But sometimes, life happens and you may forget to do that. With the new session, having all your school necessities ready will make things much easier for you. At the end of every school day, ensure that your uniform shoes and books for the next day are arranged and ready for you. This will prevent you from missing the bus or getting to school late. Organising yourself also includes getting enough sleep and waking up early enough to have some breakfast before school.
- Take part in extracurricular activities: If you haven’t, you should check out the post on the importance of extracurricular activities here. Joining a club, playing some sports or taking part in academic/non-academic competitions is a great way to unwind, learn something new and develop your social skills. Being part of communities such as clubs in school will usually take the edge off school work and any other stress.
It’s a new session! With just the right effort, you can make it your best one yet!