15 August 2015

How To Survive Back To School

Ah August. It's that time of year when you don't know whether you should be happy that you will finally fix your wrecked sleeping pattern or sad because the summer holidays are coming to an end.
I know you're probably thinking of all the back to school things you should get. Back to school clothes. Back to school stationery. Back to school shoes. Back to school bags, etc. But there's one thing you're forgetting. Your back to school mindset
You go into the first semester/term thinking you're going to ace everything and by the second week of school, you're just a disorganised hot mess. 
Want to prevent that? Here are five ways to survive back to school. 

1) Get A Planner 

You tell yourself you'll just write all your reminders on your phone. But a planner is so much better. Why? You know the saying don't mix business with pleasure? It kind of applies here. You have all your fun stuff on your phone and endless notifications that will distract you. Having all the work you have to do stored on there will confuse you. And when it comes to actually completing those tasks, reading off your phone will most likely distract you. 
If you get a planner, your work and play will be separated and everything is clearer on paper anyway! 

2) Take Some Time To Settle 

We are almost thrown into the academic year. We have too many things to buy, too many things to sign up for, schedules to memorise and people to befriend. Take. Your. Time. Don't overload yourself with too much to do. That way, you'll be able to ease yourself into the academic year without going cray. 

3) Sleep Early 

Your sleeping pattern is most probably not on point. You're so used  to sleeping at 2AM, waking up at 11PM, having lunch at 6PM and dinner at midnight. I advise that you try fixing your sleeping pattern at least a week before you start the semester. That way, you won't be one of those zombies in the morning who turn up late to class.

4) Organise Organise Organise 

I'm guilty of waiting until 3 months into the year to start organsing my folders and notes. This usually ends up in me having to sort through piles of paper, which I cannot be bothered to do, so I just leave them to pile up even more. If you have your binders and notebooks labeled and sorted before you even make any notes, you'll have yourself many sleepless nights in the coming year! 

5) Buddies 

If you're starting uni like I am, obviously you have to talk to everyone to get to know them. But steer clear of the drama creators because the last thing you want is to be involved in unnecessary things that you will regret for the rest of the semester or even the year. This is back to school not a reality show. 

I hope you found this post useful! What are your back to school tips? 
Until Next Time, 
Peace and Love

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