As sad as it sounds, summer has come and gone. Our beach fun and summer nights are coming to a close while the school doors are just opening.
The word â€śschoolâ€ť becomes a rather sour note for our ears during the summer, but September rolls in trying to bring back the sweetness. It is time to renew study habits, work ethics and after-school activities.
One thing that might cross a teenagerâ€™s mind is, â€śHow will I manage my time correctly?â€ť Well, itâ€™s all about getting whatâ€™s important done first. After-school events are fun and bring more excitement to the day, but schoolwork is what is most important and needs to come first. What challenges people is competition. Make it a goal to do better this year than last year. The more motivated you are to go to school, the better you will do. Whether itâ€™s for the after-school activity or for friends, as long as your grades are acceptable, anything can keep you excited for school.
Waking up at the crack of dawn isnâ€™t so appealing and takes away from the things that keep you motivated. But there are ways to spice up the morning. Taking a shower will wake you up and hopefully brighten those sleepy eyes. Also, just simply adding music to your morning routine can help create a better mood to start the day.
Make sure to eat breakfast to kick-start your energy and give a boost to your immune system.
These little tricks will surely make mornings more enjoyable. Itâ€™s difficult to get back into the routine of school. Unfortunately and realistically, there isnâ€™t much a person can do about it, so do everything in your power to find positives about school and focus on staying motivated. Maybe youâ€™ll discover school isnâ€™t so bad.
Alexandra Zurbrick is a sophomore at Orchard Park High School.