As we say goodbye to the lazy days of summer, it’s time to turn our attention to the new school year.
Whether you’re a high school student or you’re now in college, make the often harsh transition a lot easier with these five practical tips.
1. Reset Your Daily Schedule
Two of the biggest keys to a student’s success are getting enough sleep and sticking to a consistent routine.
So now it’s time to slowly move bedtimes and wake-up times back to what they should be during the school year.
You can do this gradually over one or two weeks. If meal times or other regular routines have changed over the summer vacation, reset those as well.
2. Organize Your Workplace and Supplies
If you’re done with back-to-school shopping, start organizing your supplies.
Stock all the things you need in an organized way so that you can reach them easily.
If you’re buying a new computer, make sure to set it up before the first day of school.
3. Get in the Mode
The summer holiday might have made you forget about the great achievements and/or challenges of last year.
A quick review will energize you for the new school year and can also help you identify areas you might want to work on more this semester.
4. Set Goals for Yourself
Setting goals (and sticking with them) is an important skill students of all ages can learn.
Instead of vague goals like “getting good grades,” come up with smart and specific goals.
5. Renew Your Intention and Get Started!
As Muslims, our intention when doing anything really matters. If you have good intentions, you’ll not only get worldly gains, but you’ll also get rewards from Allah.
Renew your intention about seeking knowledge as a way of obedience to God and to benefit your Ummah with whatever you learn.
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