Noun – An act or process through which something becomes different.
This year, National Poetry Day 2018 is based on the theme of Change. Change can relate to so many different scenarios or circumstances; however the biggest change that all of our Young Writers will be experiencing right now is school. Most of you will currently be experiencing a vast amount of change, maybe you’ve changed into a new school, teachers, classes and everything probably feels a little bit weird, this will also change!
Change is such a massive part of our everyday lives. Things change every single day, minute, second, sometimes for the better or worse, it is not something we can always control, but the most important thing to remember is that you must embrace the changes you face. So, let’s discuss how to absolutely smash your new school year and get you on the road to success!
First things first, sleep!
Try your best to get at least 8 hours of sleep per night. Getting a good night’s sleep can massively improve your concentration and productivity as well as improving your immune system.
Get yourself into a routine. Establish the work you will need to do each evening, add in time to eat, socialise, and get to bed for a set time. Eventually you will train your body clock into this routine and it will become easier each time.
Ensure you have an area designated for your private study or homework; this could be in your bedroom, shed, wherever you like! However keep it away from your bed. When working from bed, it can often become a lot harder to fall asleep as your brain identifies that as your place of productivity.
Also, if you are using a laptop or your phone to help you with your studies or homework, looking at the bright screen reduces the melatonin you need to fall asleep, making it harder to do so.
We love this quote “Be passionate” is one of our workplace values. No one expects you to enjoy every single subject that you take and there will certainly be subjects that you love more than others.
However, by finding a method of study that works well for you, everything will hopefully become a lot more enjoyable. And, you will absorb more of the information if you feel more passionate about it.
So, I hope these 3 simple tips help you with your transition into your changes for this academic year and here at Young Writers we wish you the best success with this new school year!
Robin Sharma: “Change is hard at first, messy in the muddle and gorgeous at the end”