*Are you having a hard time staying motivated senior year? *Do you want to have the best last semester of high school ever? Read this to find out how! *“Appreciate this moment. Stop and look around you. Be thankful for all you have and where you are because this time next year, nothing will be the same.” - R.H. Sin *Most teens say their best memories come from high school. -StageOfLife.com
It seems like just yesterday you were a scared and insecure freshman entering the big unknown, that is high school. Fast forward about 4 years and now you’re about to leave. After all the all-nighters you pulled, all the studying you did, all the useless math equations you learned, it's very tempting to do absolutely nothing your senior year. Your motivation and drive is at an all time low and more than likely your grades are slipping. It’s important to beat this feeling before it gets out of control. Even though you’re almost done, you aren’t off the hook quite yet. With these tips, you’ll survive your senior year with good grades and better memories.
Do your assignments when you get them. A lot of times assignments really aren’t that hard. It’s only when you have to do the whole project in 2 hours, that it gets hard and overwhelming. Give yourself enough time to successfully finish it without unnecessary stress. If the assignment is a longer one, space it out so you only have to do a little bit of work each day. Make life easier on yourself and don’t procrastinate.
Go to as many events as you can. This is your last chance to go to football games and scream with your friends in the student section. It’s your last chance to go to dances and make memories. Even if you typically don't get involved, cheer as loud as you can and show your school spirit. Don’t take these opportunities for granted like you did the last few years and make the most of the time you have left to be involved in school activities.
Appreciate your friends. Before you know it, all your friends will be off in different places. You might not have thought of this yet but it’s inevitable. Some friends might stay near you but most probably wont. Next year, you won’t be able to see their faces everyday and hang out whenever you want. Spend as much time as you can with them while you have the chance. Plan movie nights and coffee dates to make the most of your friendships.
Study. Studying can be extremely boring and probably seems useless because you’ve already been accepted to college but it’s incredibly important. Plan study groups and find fun ways to keep you motivated. Always put your studies first because colleges still look at grades senior year. It might not seem like it matters, but it can make a huge difference in your future. Stay Organized. School bags with pockets are an easy way to stay organized with little effort. Dedicate one pocket to books and one to pencils. Color-coating is also a super simple way to make it easy to find exactly what you need. Make each subject a different color and use tabs to easily spot which book you need.
Invest in a planner. If you don’t have a planner in your life, what are you doing? Planners are perfect for busy students because not only can you write down your school assignments but you can also write down personal events as well. Anytime you plan a date with your friends or have a test coming up, write it down in a planner so you can easily see your week at a glance. Knowing when all your events and due dates are will prepare you for your weeks and take away a lot of stress.
Despite the hustle and bustle of senior year, be sure to appreciate every moment and do the best you can!