Let’s face it , for the past 5 months, things have been a little out-of-wack. For some of us , the only thing on schedule is our weekly delivery of Amazon goods.
Although that has all been completely understandable up to this point considering the global pandemic and everything … unless something drastic changes from now till the first week of September (bearing in mind that that is completely feasible), most of you will be getting back into some sort of routine.
Perhaps it’s going back to school , or beginning lectures again, maybe it’s coming off furlough and getting back into work. Maybe it’s having larger groups at labs. Things are quite likely to look a little more social than they have.
I’ve been suggesting to my younger circle of friends whose wake-up-time varies from 8am to 12pm. That perhaps now is a good time to start getting a routine in place. Because … well … when school starts, you can’t be waking up at 12pm.
And there are some simple things you can do, if you currently wake up at 9:30 right now and you need to be waking up at 7:30, everyday gradually alter your sleeping time by 20 minutes, going to bed 20 minutes earlier everyday , and waking up in the same stead. That’ll help ease you into a brighter start for the day.
Start refreshing your head over the work you completed before lockdown. And make sure you’re aware of the safety-plans for the school going forward. Are the start times the same ? What time is break and is there a staggered end-of-the-day ? Being aware is so important, no one likes unpleasant surprises.
So from our team to you , make sure you have all the essentials needed for your time back in your routine, whether it’s looking at making sure you’ve got your stationary, checking your scientific calculator is working, stocking up on hand sanitiser and face masks, just be ready for that first week back , and I think above all things, it’s really time to start getting your mind ready. If your going back to school and it’s your GCSE year, or your in the last part of your ALEVELs, my very personal advice would be to work as hard as you can from day 1 , no one knows what’s coming and just in case this academic year repeats itself and everyone has to stay at home again , you want to make sure that your work and grades reflect the results you want.
Work hard from day 1 … hit the ground running. And remember, to stay calm , take every day as it comes and put in the extra effort. Whether you’re in the office or lab or library, stay safe but be sure not to let the uncertainty of everything around us dictate your work ethic. Don’t let anything hinder you.