Here are 5 tips you can adopt in your daily life so that you can keep up with school and become the best possible version of yourself:
- Develop a good daily routine
Sleep early so you can wake up early! You can’t stay up all night watching Netflix and then expect to wake up at 6.30 AM for school. Sleep early, at most by 10 PM so you can wake up rested and refreshed by 6 AM. Waking up early will give you a head start to your day and you can plan out your activities much more efficiently with more time on your hands.
- Plan out your daily to-do tasks
Before sleeping, plan out your tasks for the next day, in order of importance. Allocate time to each task so you’re not procrastinating and lazing around. Whenever you sit down to do any task, remember to give your undivided and complete attention to that task! Don’t have Twitter or WhatsApp open in other tabs when you’re completing an assignment because that will simply distract you and make you lose your precious time. Check off your tasks when you’re done with them to give yourself a boost of confidence.
- Take notes during class or while studying & study smart
Pay attention during class. Don’t doze off in class, thinking you’ll catch up later or study on your own time. That’s just wasting your precious time. Focus in class, listen to your instructor attentively and make notes so that you can revise much quicker later instead of starting from scratch all over. This will help you save lots of time and also help you study better. And focus on practicing questions rather than rote learning. As you’ll practice more and more, you’ll slowly realize your weak points and can then revise more efficiently.
- Do not leave everything until the last minute
To protect the peace of your mind and for your own sanity, get your school work and assignments done ahead of the deadline rather than pulling off all-nighters or asking your teachers for extension (that simply does not look good, unless of course you have a genuine excuse). Leaving things until the last minute will overwhelm you and add to your anxieties so it’s always a good idea to divide up your work leading up to the day of the deadline and getting majority of your work done way ahead of the deadline. This will save you a headache and also allow you to do your work more accurately by giving you more time to focus on it.
- Allocate rest days and time to have fun
In the midst of all the work and assignments, it’s important to look after your mental health and allocate a day or two of the week when you’re in a no-work mode so you can relax, read a book, watch Netflix, go out with friends or catch up on sleep. It’s vital that you look after yourself and allow your body to rest and recover! Self care activities are different from person to person so just do the things that bring you ease and joy!
As students around Pakistan are nearing towards their mid-semesters, it’s incredibly important to pick up your pace now and build a sustainable momentum so you can be well-prepared before your mid-terms end of November and don’t have to pull all-nighters to finish your prep. For all those currently struggling to keep up with school, this blog post is for you. Like always, Igniteful’s got your back! If you’re struggling academically, particularly with O’Level Sciences, then head over to our website (www.igniteful.org) where you can find access to detailed topic wise notes for O’Level Chemistry and Biology, timed quizzes and past paper solutions (O’Level Physics following suit very soon). For additional tips and tricks to level up your school experience, keep reading!