The summer has come to an end and it's time to start gearing up for a fresh new school year. Transitioning from the carefree days of summer into the routine of early mornings and productive work days might seem like a daunting task. However, with a little preparation and the right mindset, you can make the shift smoothly and set yourself up for a successful start. In this blog post, we'll mention six essential tips and tricks to help you get into a healthy morning routine and kick off the academic year right.
- Get Into Bed, with Your Sock:
You might have heard it countless times before, but one of the most crucial factors in starting your day right is getting enough sleep. A constant tip from our CEO, Peter, is to get 8 hours of sleep each night, WITH white tennis socks! Yes, you heard that right. However, the research might also agree with him. By doing a light Google search you will come across countless studies preaching that sleeping with socks comes with benefits such as falling asleep faster, increasing blood flow and overall improving your sleep quality. That being said, I could not find any research backing up the fact that your socks have to be white…Sorry, Pete!
- Do Some Light School Preparations:
Ironically, one of my favourite holiday memories as a child was getting ready for the new school year by going out and buying a new backpack and notebooks. However, even though we might not still be picking out a Spiderman themed backpack for the new year, doing small stuff can help you feel mentally prepared. Therefore, in the week leading up to the start of the new school year, take some time to familiarise yourself with your timetable and upcoming classes. Getting a head start will ease the transition and reduce the feeling of being overwhelmed when the semester begins.
- Get Your Backpack Ready the Day Before:
Mornings can be hectic, and scrambling to gather your essentials can throw off your entire day. Prepare your backpack the night before by organising your books, chargers, stationery, and any other necessary items. This simple step will save you time and ensure that you don't forget anything important when you rush out the door in the morning.
- Avoid the Unavoidable:
As communicated above, your backpack is essential and organising it is a great step to prepare for your big day. However, no one wants to make a bad impression, and a common embarrassment for students is arriving at school with visible sweat stains on their backs due to their backpacks. But we won't let those awkward sweat stains prevent you from giving your best mate a big hug!
Fortunately, you can easily avoid sweat stains by using Windit. Windit is a backpack accessory designed to solve the exact problem of sweat stains. It's a practical and innovative solution to ensure you look and feel fresh when you reach your destination. So avoid those uncomfortable sweat stains and get going!
- Visualise your Day:
Regardless of not being ready to say goodbye to summer holidays, one might agree that it will be nice to see one's classmates again. Therefore, in order to focus on the positive and getting excited to wake up early the next day, try visualising your morning. Close your eyes, picture yourself waking up with the sun, getting your nicest shirt on, choosing your favourite form of commuting and picture your favourite mate greeting you at the door. In fact, some people, like Arnold Schwarzenegger and Oprah are said to believe and practice visualization daily. It is even found to reduce stress, and might help you determine how your first day back to school will be. So close your eyes, and give it a go!
- Get Motivated with Podcasts:
To set a positive and motivated tone for your mornings, consider listening to podcasts that inspire and encourage personal growth. Whether it's success stories, self-improvement tips, or academic discussions, find content that resonates with you and boosts your motivation for the day ahead.
Starting a new school year can be both exciting and nerve-wracking. By incorporating these six tips into your routine, you can ease out of the holiday vibes and into the reality of productive workdays. Remember, consistency is key, so try to stick to your morning routine even during weekends to maintain a healthy balance between work and relaxation. Embrace the new opportunities that await you this academic year, stay organised, and stay motivated. With the right mindset and preparation, you'll be on track to make this year your most successful one yet. Good luck, and let's make this school year one to remember!