Whether you're ready or not, back to school is just around the corner. Take the time to prepare for it, so you can relax and not panic the night before. You will thus calmly take the road to school.
Step 1. Choose your clothes the night before or even before school
Don't rush into your outfit on the morning of the big day. If you need permission or fashion advice, or just wanting to make sure your clothes fit together, ask a family member for advice.
Step 2. If you have to wear a uniform, know that you can still personalize your outfit by wearing a nice watch, pretty earrings or a nice piece of jewelry
Step 3. Prepare your satchel and everything you will need for the start of the school year, so that you just have to grab them and go to school
Step 4. Eat a good dinner, but don't stuff yourself
Do not consume soda that contains caffeine, as it will prevent you from sleeping.
Step 5. Work out the night before school starts, but not too late in the evening
Exercising will help you relieve stress and sleep better.
Step 6. Decide what to eat for breakfast the next day and choose healthy foods that will keep you full
Don't forget to take the time to feed yourself the morning of the start of the school year. A good breakfast will help you wake up better and arrive at school fresh and available.
Step 7. Prepare your lunch the night before, or at least pack all the pieces, so you only have to gather them in a tupperware
Step 8. Call the friends you meet the next day and decide on a meeting place and time
You might get together at school or in the neighborhood and then go to school together, if you live close to each other.
Step 9. Make sure your toothbrush, shoes, etc
are prominently displayed.
This avoids wasting time rummaging around the house to find your belongings.
Step 10. Fill out the forms requested the day before the start of the school year, so that you can return them directly when you arrive at school
Step 11. Set your alarm clock before going to bed
You might have made a habit of waking up late in the summer. But avoid sleeping in on the first day of school at all costs or you will miss out on lesson times and important information.
Step 12. Ask any questions you can think of before going to bed
You could ask them to a parent, guardian, or older sibling who has completed the class you are starting this year.
Step 13. Visit the school before the start of the school year
If you are entering a new school, visit the establishment before the start of the school year, so that you can easily find your way around and get an idea of the distance between the different buildings. However, if you don't have time to visit the school, don't panic. You won't be the only new one and you can ask questions anyway. There is no shame in taking the wrong room, especially in the early days.
Step 14. Get enough sleep
If you have to, take a sleeping pill. Avoid staying awake all night at all costs, worrying about the next day.
Step 15. To let go of your worries or concerns, write in your diary
- Don't go to bed too late, but also don't go to bed so early that you would spend hours awake worrying about the next day.
- Don't wait until the last minute to prepare, you would regret it.
- Make your own to-do list. If there are specific things you want to do, make a list and cross out each thing after you've done it. Knowing that you are as well prepared as possible will make it easier to fall asleep.
- If you ever did not hear the alarm clock, make sure a family member wakes you up. The same is true if you don't have an alarm clock.
- Be sure of yourself.
- In the last two weeks before school starts, get up a little earlier each day. It will be easier for you to wake up at 7 a.m. if you haven't spent the last two months getting up at 10 a.m.
- Don't worry too much about your appearance. Wear an outfit that you feel good and comfortable in, whether it's a pretty dress or jeans and a t-shirt. The same goes for makeup.
- In the morning, do not rush. Take your time and you will be fine.
- Do not hesitate to ask for help. For example, if you need a parent to take you to buy something, ask them! If you would like a friend to give you their opinion on your outfit: ask them! These people will probably be happy to help.
- Make sure you place your alarm clock far enough from your bed that you have to get up to turn it off. Once you get up, all you have to do is start your day.
- Do everything you can to get enough sleep. This will make your back-to-school day much easier.
If you need to take a sleeping pill, ask an adult. Never take medication without permission.