If you are starting back at school soon, you may think you will be able to easily slip back into your routine. However, without the proper preparation, you’ll find it difficult, so it’s important to put some time and effort into properly preparing yourself and your schedule for the forthcoming school term.
The best way to have a successful term is to start it the right way and to help you do that we are going to highlight 5 simple tips.
Establish a Better Sleeping and Waking Schedule
During holiday time, it’s okay to go to bed late at night and get up late in the morning or afternoon. When you start back at school, however, your body will experience a terrible shock to the system when you need to be up early and have all that homework and studying to do. Don’t leave it until you start back at school to get out of holiday mode, though. Aim to start going to bed earlier so you can get up earlier in the last couple of weeks of the holidays, so you have a fully established routine in place by the time your first day comes along.
Make Sure You Have All You Need
Another aspect of school that you shouldn’t leave until you actually arrive to sort out is getting the supplies you need. The best time to tackle this is during school holidays. Start stocking up on what you will need for the year ahead. It can be frustrating and distracting to find that you have no pencils or pens to take with you for the first day back. Avoid this from happening and you will feel a lot more positive from the word go.
Make Proper Use of Time in Class
While it can be a lot of fun to goof off and have a laugh with your friends, especially if you are still feeling very much in holiday mode. However, it’s only your own time you’re wasting. Therefore, you must get the best out of class time by concentrating on your teacher’s lessons. Throw yourself into each task you are assigned, and you will find it much easier to adapt to good study and school habits. Any time at the end of classes or free time should also be used wisely. Not to sit back and relax, but to get started on any homework you’ve been given. This will allow you the chance to get the jump on it, meaning you have less time to spend working when you get home and more time to recuperate.
Turn Off All Your Devices
Following nicely from the above tip, don’t waste time in class texting friends or looking at social media. Turn off your devices, so you can focus on what’s important – your lessons.
Always Do Your Homework on Time
Homework can be a drag. No-one is going to argue that point. You’ve come home and all you want to do is watch some TV, spend some time with the family or friends and chill out. However, if you let your homework slip and pile up, rather than giving yourself a break, you will only give yourself more work and find yourself in trouble very quickly.
Aim to complete all homework you are given by the set deadlines, or before if possible.