How to Prepare for Each School Day

Being prepared for school each day is about good organization, a skill every person can easily manage. Since school is where you spend a large part of your week, it makes sense to put a routine into place to make it a smoother experience.

Check your schedule the night before.


Check your schedule the night before.

Do you need your P.E. items for tomorrow? Do you have any homework to turn in? Checking your schedule means it will be a whole lot easier in the morning. Pack your bag with these needed items. Make sure that your bag has a compartment for books, P.E things, and a lunch bag. You should also have a smaller section for your wallet, keys, and folding umbrella. Making sure that your bag is packed with everything you need the night before will help you in the morning.

Make sure your clothes are laid out the night before.

Make sure your clothes are laid out the night before.

This will mean you are much more time efficient in the morning. Make sure that they are clean and ironed the night before, and hang them front and center in your closet or drape them over a chair. Try to place them where they will not get dirty or crumpled.



Prepare lunch the night before.

Prepare lunch the night before.

Salad, wraps, pasta. Whatever you eat, try to prepare most of it the night before.

Have a regular bath and bedtime.

Have a regular bath and bedtime.

Set an alarm.

Set an alarm.

Whether it’s your phone, clock or even your parents, have something or someone to wake you up in the morning.



Splash water on your face.

Splash water on your face.

Doing this wakes you up more, especially if you feel tired in the morning.

Eat a good breakfast.

Eat a good breakfast.

Eating a good breakfast improves your performance for your entire school day. Try not to eat foods that are sugary, try sticking to foods that might give you more energy. Do not just drink half a glass of water and a bowl of cereal, eat a larger breakfast; it will give you much more energy in the morning. A study shows that students that eat breakfast do better in school and tend to recieve higher test scores than students who don’t. than students who don’t. So try being one of those students who is better, and eat breakfast. Here are some good choices for an excellent meal:

Eggs
Fruit (apples, oranges, pears, and bananas are great choices!)
Toast or rice
Granola bars


Fish makes an excellent breakfast food as its high good oil content helps your brain and will make you feel full for longer

A porridge made of oats or a variety of other grains

Make sure you drink plenty of low-sugar beverages that appeal to you!

Make sure you drink plenty of low-sugar beverages that appeal to you!

In some countries such as the USA, people like to drink milk or orange juice with breakfast. However, in continental Europe, those beverages as not necessarily seen as healthy and in many parts of Asia adults rarely drink (if you are not of the breastfeeding age, why drink milk?). Also have an orange and a glass of water rather than just the juice is a more natural way for your body to process this food.

Have a routine.


Have a routine.

Make a list of things you will need to do in the morning and any after school activities. Allocate time to each task. Many people allow themselves an hour to get ready, while others only take about fifteen minutes to get themselves ready for the day. On a weekend or an extended vacation, practice your morning routine and see how long you will need for each lesson. You do not need to plan out every aspect of your after school activities, but make some things certain, such as your study time, a bedtime, and a dinner time. A good after-school schedule might look something like this for the average middle schooler:

Come home-3:00
Do homework-3:30
Go to basketball practice-5:00
Come home and eat dinner-6:30
Study-7:00
Shower-8:30
Watch TV-9:00
Go to bed-10:00.

Set aside a special place to do homework.

Set aside a special place to do homework.

It should be somewhere away from electronics and other distracting noises. Be sure to have plenty of materials and supplies needed, such as paper, pencils, etc. Have a snack available during study.

Check backpacks for homework, graded papers, invitations, and memos.

Check backpacks for homework, graded papers, invitations, and memos.

Be sure to empty backpacks of unneeded items.


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