School can be a drag and studying can be a hassle. Often, we don’t see the correlation between our schooling years and how these could impact our future in the working world. As a result, we can tend to neglect the things in our life that would otherwise help us achieve success in our schooling career to push us towards a brighter career path. If you find yourself disheartened by the thought of school and your grades are slipping as a result then we recommend following these simple tips and tricks to start seeing an improvement in your results. They are not fool-proof methods to achieving an A, but implementing some of these practices may start to propel you towards the dreams you’ve been playing with in your head for years.
Find inspiration elsewhere
If you dread school, like most of us, then your grades are going to suffer. And if you aren’t living a motivated lifestyle then they are going to suffer even more. It is important to find inspiration elsewhere that will fuel your desire to succeed in school. For example, pursuing a passion such as painting or game designing outside of school will have a direct impact on your schooling success as you will be feeling more determined in these other areas of your life. Happiness is your ticket to achieving your dreams and if you are not finding it in school, then search for it elsewhere and bring those feelings to the classroom.
Confidence, a key element of a successful adult career, is learned during your early years and asking questions can be a way of building this quality. After all, it can be terrifying raising your hand in front of the class when you worry that someone is going to tease you for asking a question. But, you can rest assured knowing that the ones laughing are probably individuals with the same questions on their minds but are too afraid to ask themselves. Being bold and asking questions will not only help you navigate the complicated areas of your studies but also teach you valuable confidence-boosting lessons along the way.
Look after your health
Physical health is directly linked to mental health, and a healthy body makes a healthy mind. Good grades start with a balanced diet that supports sustained energy throughout the day. A moderate intake of complex carbs, for example, will inhibit lethargy that would otherwise leave you feeling tired during Maths class as well as promote memory to ensure you retain the knowledge of your history notes. Participating in extra-murals will improve your grades as a strong physical body supports proper brain function.
Let’s be honest, we are on our phones 24/7 and few of us are inclined to make use of an old-school physical diary. They can be clunky and difficult to maintain as we are required to do most of the organization input. In saying so, we recommend going digital with your school planning to optimize your time and push for better grades. Google Calendar and Wunderlist are some of the handiest organization tools out there and they are completely free to use. Google Calendar will sync up to all of your devices and give you an on the go, easily updatable curated calendar. Wunderlist is a simple task tracker that will allow you to categorize your subject-specific projects in one seamless place.