Whether you are high-school, college, university or grad student, here are five tips for your first couple of weeks of school that will get your year off to a good start.
- Return To Early Mornings – One key to going to bed earlier and getting a good night sleep is a lack of screen time in the evenings. Of course, if you really hate getting up early, you can try to persuade your school to start later ( I don’t think it will work in the corporate world)
- Fuelling for success – now when you are up, you need to eat something and take a second meal to school for lunch – ideally something nutritious. Studies show eating certain breakfast food can increase memory, energy levels and improve mood and test scores.
- Nurture Independence – it does not matter how old are you, but you have to always manage a lot of things on your own. It could be organizing your school materials, cleaning your school bag, doing an assignments, schedule meetings, write your personal goals, etc. My personal advise to you all, get yourself an organizer and I promise you it will help you a lot. I found this great Student Success Planner from Better Life Project. The Student Success Planner is both beautiful and functional, filled with goal setting and positive psychology techniques that will make your educational journey more organized, less stressful and way more fun.
- Plan your outfit – for making memorable moments in school, you need to feel confident and comfortable in your skin and one of the methods that you can use to boost your self-esteem is to dress nicely. The most important thing for me is to have comfortable shoes, because when I am running around I need to feel free and confident. Converse sneakers have always been a staple in my closet and this season is not exception. They’re now available in Canada, Whoo-Hoo!!! I styles the my Chuck sneakers with long sleeve French Connection stripe top and high-waisted jeans from Abecrombie&Fitch5. Breathe – take some time for yourself. Treat yourself to a coffee, a massage, a pedicure, a cup of tea. Anything that allows you to breathe and reflect. I It’s important to take time for yourself.
I hope these five tips are useful and will help you to adjust to the back-to-school routine.
Shop my outfit:
Jeans: High-Waited Jeans from A&F, (on sale – CAD$44)// Top: French Connection Tim Tim striped stretch-cotton top// Shoes: Converse Chuck// Hat: Nike Women’s Heritage86 Golf Cap// Vest: J.Crew // Planner: Better Life Project ( you can get 15 % off using my code “PEARLS15” )