June is here. In the Philippines, it only means classes will resume in the next few days. I remember the time when I was still a student, my June used to be filled with mixed emotions. I would get excited of going back to school imaging my new room, new books and probably new classmates. At the same time, I would feel anxious of leaving the fun of summer, not to mention the TV time and the playtime. The new start of school used to give hope. I would feel my previous school year wasn’t good enough. With the new school year, I would tell myself, I could do a lot better this year.
If I could to turn back time when I was a student, here are the things I would tell myself before the new school year starts.
1. Enjoy the remaining days as long as you can. Playing and enjoying while there is enough time constitute a meaningful and memorable childhood and student life. While school time can also be fun, summer vacation is the perfect time for a worry-free fun. If you love to play, play more. If you love to watch TV or movies, watch more. When summer is over and the school has started, the carefree kind of fun would also be over, unless of course if you are super-genius or (worse) a super-irresponsible student. There is still fun in school, but it’s great to have fun when you don’t think of any projects and school assignments.
2. Prepare physically. Nothing beats those who are prepared. This is true in every aspect of our life. One thing you need to be prepared with is your physical condition. You need to prepare physically by adjusting your body clock. You need to prepare yourself for the worse to come. When vacation is over, oversleeping is also over. When teachers start giving loads of assignments, you will be forced to sleep late at night and wake up early in the morning. It can be stressful and unhealthy to abruptly change your sleeping and waking time. You need to gradually or slowly change the habit. School can be draining in terms of energy too, so you also need to start being healthy while you are in a less draining mood of vacation.
3. Start reading. Unless reading is what you only do during summer, which is rare, most regular students spend time away from reading materials when school is over. When it’s vacation time, it’s also vacation time away from reading. As a student, despite my love of reading, I would get sleepy reading school books during the first few days of school. To avoid this sudden shift of being “book-allergic”, you need to spend a little time off from play and read.
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