Ahh, school. The first day is anticipated by some and dreaded by others, but its arrival is inevitable! Here are some tips to mentally prepare yourself for the coming school year. Start by setting your alarm clock a little earlier. Begin doing this about 3 weeks before school starts. This way, you will be well adjusted to waking up early and you will be alert and ready for class. Make sure you have clothes that meet with the dress-code guidelines of your school.
- Start by setting your alarm clock a little earlier. Begin doing this about 3 weeks before school starts. This way, you will be well adjusted to waking up early and you will be alert and ready for class.
- Make sure you have clothes that meet with the dress-code guidelines of your school. It is much easier to be relaxed at school if you aren’t hiding your way-too-baggy pants or way-too-short skirt from the administration. The in-things or autumn fashions might be different as well so just wear some comfy clean clothing until the “must-haves” come in, then you can adapt if you want to. Dont wear anything flashy or summery for about a week beforehand, as you definitely wont be wearing that in school!Also remember that if you have been dressing like a slob in the summer then about a week beforehand, make an effort with your appearance- it will prepare you for the clothing attention.
- If you don’t do it already, start eating breakfast every morning. This is a very important thing to do. Eating fuels up your brain with energy to get going. Scientists proved that kids who eat breakfast every morning get better grades than kids who don’t. Try to avoid the sugary cereal breakfast though, the sugar rush will peter out by mid morning, leaving you craving more sugar. A healthy breakfast will maintain your energy through lunch time and it will make you feel ready for class.
- If you receive your textbooks before the start of classes, take a look through them. You will feel much more comfortable entering a class when you already have an idea of the material you will cover. Take extra care of your textbooks. Most schools have fee of around $50 if you damage or lose a book.
- Buy as many of the school supplies you will need before the start of classes as possible. This way you will already have your materials organized when you go to class. It will be easy to get the one or two extra materials your teacher may request of you. An Idea of things to get:
- #2 Pencils
- Folders & Binders
- Mini Stapler
- Paper Clips
- A Printer if you A) Don’t have one B) Know you will be typing a lot of papers C) Don’t want to pay the library fee.
- Go to How to Organize Your Backpack for more ideas of how to get your backpack ready for school. It’s important to have this task down because it can help you stay very organized.
- Get a daily or weekly planner. They will help immensely when you start classes, and you will be able to balance classes, studying, sports, and social time much better. You will be less stressed when you can actually see that you have time set aside for the things you need to do. Put your Homework in so as not to forget it- most people find that doing it right after school is really good ( it’s great to know that it’s done!) If your school provides you with a planner, that is the one you should use.
- There are many ways to mentally prepare yourself for school. People cannot tell you exactly how you yourself can get ready in the most effective way but they will have ideas. You should not worry about getting bullied. Chances are that the teachers will be watching what goes on in the halls. More Tips Below.
- Don’t procrastinate. This will only add stress and make everything seem ten times worse than it needs to be.
- Use your school’s locker system (if they have one). If your locker isn’t clean, try coming into school during the holidays to clean up. If bags, etc. don’t fit, ask for a second locker, or just take it if you have to supply locks yourselves.
- This may sound stupid, and may seem like it has nothing to do with your studies, but try as hard as you can not to get into any arguments and drama with your classmates because that can really chew you up inside and you should stay focused.
- For when school does start it can really help to just be yourself. Some people try to be different to fit in but real friendships start by telling the truth about yourself, not just trying to fit in with the “in crowd”. It won’t do you any favours to pretend to be someone you aren’t because you will probably get found out, or end up being with friends you don’t really like.
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