Perhaps this isn’t where most people’s minds go when everything they had planned for two weeks is cancelled and the government mandates their state to self-quarantine, but when all the COVID-19 insanity reached a fever pitch, my first thought was ‘great! I’m going to cut up a shirt!’
It’s September and that means cooler weather, pumpkin spice, and school. Cooler weather won’t be here for a while near the Chesapeake Bay, and pumpkin spice is inevitable, so today I’m collabing with Bayance, who is seriously the sweetest blogger around and writes fabulous lifestyle posts, and Deeja who writes amazing and thoughtful posts, to bring you 45 tips for this school year! We split the tips three ways so you get to do some fun blog-hopping.
Keep a laminated list of everything you need for school in your backpack, so you can quickly go through and check that you have everything.
Have an organizational system that you stick to the entire semester/year, such as color coded tabs or different folders.
Do as much as you can ahead of time (i.e. the night before, etc) as it’ll cut down on stress. As a bonus, if you have less to do in the morning, it means you can wake up a little later.
Use a whiteboard to keep track of your assignments easily. Put it in a highly visible place, write down your assignments on it, and cross them off as you finish.
Make sure you work on assignments in a distraction-free area, like a bedroom or an office. (but hey, hiding in the closet works just fine, too)
Decorate your binders and notebooks, because you’ll be more motivated to work if your school supplies are pretty.
Put your name on eeeeeeeverything (backpacks, notebooks, binders, hoodies, what-have-you) because you do not want to be losing stuff.
Make a friend in every class. Knowing someone in every class ensures that if you miss a class or a concept, you can ask a friend to explain it to you or bring you up to speed.
With big assignments, like huge essays, make a plan to do a little each day to stay motivated and finish on time.
Take notes, especially in long and sometimes boring classes. Taking notes in a class you find boring can help your mind stay on track and help you retain the information better.
Make a game plan for getting assignments done each day, such as when, where, and in what order you’ll do them.
Use class time wisely. For example, if the teacher is done lecturing but there’s ten minutes left, use that time to get a jump on your other assignments.
Turn your phone off and disable social media notifications while you’re doing schoolwork.
Make ground rules, like no Netflix until homework is done, or no Instagram until you’ve finished half your work.
Coffee and tea are your best friends.
Want 30 more tips for an awesome school year? Check out Bayance’s post which is chock-full of great tips for high schoolers written from the perspective of a freaking amazing one, and Deeja’s post which is all about studying because let’s face it we need all the tips we can get in that department. So go get some tips!
When it comes to shoes, I will almost always choose one of two options; pointe shoes or high tops. And because pointe shoes aren’t particularly practical for everyday, normal-person wear, 87% of the time, I’m wearing sneakers.
It would be really nice if seasons changed overnight. If the last day of summer could be 80 degrees and sunny, and September 1st could be breezy and 60 degrees, adjusting the the school year would be so much easier.
I did? Really? Well, did I ever tell you that Emmie is a dancer, too? And that she’s launching her very own personal blog this week?
Enter Diary Of A Daydreamer!
(first of all, let’s take a moment of silence to appreciate the gorgeousness of this header)
At Diary of a Daydreamer, Emmie shares her ideas, stories, tips, tutorials, lifestyle, songs, creations, and daydreams. On this blog, every Saturday you’ll find posts about blogging, dance, fashion, music, lifestyle, writing, and art!
(who’s excited for Saturdays?!)
Personally, I get happy, excited vibes from just looking at all her beautiful featured images. They all have ballerinas and pointe shoes! what’s not to like?
Which brings us back to my original topic-dancing!
One of my favorite posts that I do on TTC are my #bloggerproblems posts. It’s about time for another one, but today, instead of #bloggerproblems, it’s #dancerproblems!
Any other dancers out there relate?
Oh, and before you go, make sure to check out Emmie’s fabulous giveaway!