It’s that time of year again! Schools, colleges, and universities across the country are just about to start their new year again, if they haven’t already.
1. It’s time for a new beginning.
Each new school year starts with a blank sheet of paper. Every school day is a new page. No matter what grade or year you’re about to start, remember that it’s a new story. While you shouldn’t forget what you’ve learned in the past, this is the chance for you to start writing a new story or narrative. It’s your chance to start over if you need to. It’s a learning experience, not just for you to gain more knowledge, but also for you to try something new and explore your interests.
2. Something’s hard? Try it again.
You’re in school to learn, whether you’re in elementary school or in grad school. Unfortunately, not everything you’ll be learning is easy, but that doesn’t mean you stop trying or you give up. If you think you’re ready to move on, then you haven’t given yourself enough time to learn and understand the concept. Sometimes, you’ll just have to read over it and think about it yourself before you do actually understand the concept. Other times, you just might need some help. If you spend time trying to learn it, you’ll be happy you did later.
3. Try something you haven’t done before.
As mentioned earlier, it’s a good idea to explore your interests. Make a list of things you find appealing, and as you get time, try them one or two at a time (however much you can handle). You’ll learn what you like and what you don’t, so as you learn more in school, you’ll also learn more about yourself by trying these new things.
4. Remember to take care of yourself.
If you feel like you have too much going on, take a break. See what’s taking so long and if you can cut out a few things to make sure everything is manageable. If you have many assignments or need help, ask someone. While you’re taking a break, don’t forget to do something that makes you happy.
5. Remember that you can succeed!
The first step is to believe you can. Even though it may be hard sometimes, you can do it (and you will!). There’s always someone cheering you on from the sidelines. Wherever you are in your academic career, you can succeed, and there are so many reasons you should.
No matter what, remember that you can have a great school year! Good luck! 🍀
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