Nothing is quite like starting a new school year. While the kids might be worried or excited about new friends and new teachers, mums end up stuck with the tasks of keeping organised, and creating solid routines. Today I have tips on how to get the studying year off to a good start:
The first thing is to make sure you (or the kids) have good lighting. An overhead light might not be enough – consider a desk or floor lamp with direct light.
Get enough sleep, especially the night before a big test or exam. Have regular short breaks every 50 to 90 minutes to help you focus better during study time.
Start studying early and plan your study time in advance. Use a calendar and write down what you plan to study during each session.
Break it down. You might look at all the study you need to do and feel tired before you even start. Try these tips for breaking it into smaller chunks and really make progress.
Draw mind maps to help you visualise your topics better. Drawing things helps improve your memory and imprints information.
Use colour coding to break down your topics. Post-its, highlighters, anything that will help you keep things organised and ready to go.
Don’t forget to eat, and make sure its healthy. Healthy food fuels your mind and body, junk food will make you feel lethargic and prevent you from getting real study done.