Guide : Back to school

For students around the world, August signals summer’s end. After being on summer break for a while and what seems like ages of having fun, you’re anticipating the start of another school year, you’re days away from making the transition from summer to a regular schedule with new classes, new teachers, and a new social scene is bound to be stressful. Here are some back-to-school tips to help you become the best you this school year.

Fear not, It’s Me Saraa has your back! I’ve put down a list for you, in case you need help.

  • Get Plenty of Sleep

New studies prove that teens need around nine hours of sleep each night to feel rested. One study found that students who got Cs, Ds and Fs slept about 25 minutes less a night than those who got As and Bs. It’s important to try to get plenty of sleep.

A bedtime routine goes a long way, too. If you wash your face, drink a glass of milk and brush your teeth every night, your brain will know it’s time to get some rest and power down. It’s a hard promise to keep but so very important. Go to bed on time! Yes Yes.. It’s “ Going to bed Early and waking up Early “ routine all over again.

  • Eat a Healthy Breakfast

This might be the most important back-to-school tip of all. Those who eat a healthy breakfast are more likely to have better concentration. They have more strength and endurance. They can be more alert, creative and are less likely to miss school. Whether it’s yogurt, whole grain muffins, cereal or a fruit smoothie, a good, healthy breakfast will set you on course for a productive day. This will help you maintain your healthy lifestyle too.

  • Shopping for school supplies

Make a list of all the important stuff you’ll need during your school year ; pens, books, outfits.. Making a list will help you in so many ways, you’ll stay organized and you won’t forget a thing

  • Continue to Improve

Keep in mind, you may encounter some hiccups along the way and everyone is nervous. Many people find beginnings a challenge and can struggle as they juggle the too many things that need to be done. Just don’t forget that a new year is also a chance to step out of your comfort zone and try new things, make new friends and continue to make improvement while you learn cool, new stuff. It’s a chance to master a new skill, succeed where you once failed and grow into the adult you want to become.

  • Introduce Yourself

You’ll probably know some of the kids entering school with you, but you may be meeting new students from other schools, as well. While it’s always comfortable to hang out with people you already know, being open and friendly to students you have not met before can help you make new friends. Smile and introduce yourself to new people. Show an interest in them. Ask them about their interests and background, and discuss interests you share in common. Then, when you’ve met new people, introduce your old friends to them, as well.

  • Be Yourself

The best way to make friends is to be yourself. If you act like somebody you’re not, chances are you’ll attract people you don’t like very much or have to engage in activities you don’t really enjoy. You want friends who like you for who you genuinely are, and being yourself is the best way to attract these people to you. Behave in ways that are natural to who you are. Instead of trying to impress a certain “group” or “type” of person in order to make friends by acting or dressing in a manner you think they’ll like, choose to show everyone who you truly are by letting your personality shine through. Then you’ll know the friends you make are those who like you for you, and not for any other reason.

  • Organize Your Notebooks

Keep notes for each class separate from other classes. You can do this by having a spiral notebook for every class, or by having a large binder with dividers for each class. If you’re using a binder, keep all of your homework assignments in dated order behind the class notes. If you’re using spiral notebooks, have a folder for each class in which you keep all of your assignments. Keeping old assignments can help you when you study for a test.

  • Have a Planner

Some schools provide an academic planner for your use. If yours doesn’t, it’s very easy to make one. maintain a calendar on your computer or smartphone. Then, enter all homework assignments along with their due dates. Enter tests and other important projects, as well.

I’ll be posting some tips on how to face challenges at school too..

Stay tuned for more ! 🙂 Hope it helped.

Yours, Sara .


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