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As much as we’ve all been dreading it, school is back in session, and there’s not a damn thing we can do about it.
Three long months of fun and lie-ins have finally come to an end and it’s time to start packing up our schoolbags and polishing our shoes as the new semester begins. You’re probably already missing summer, and who could blame you?
However, there is one way you can make this school year somewhat enjoyable.
Instead of focusing on how much you don’t want to sit in a classroom learning about rocks all day, shift your mindset. You’re the main character, right? You’re walking the halls of your school like you’re in a movie, and by next May you’re going to have the perfect happy ending.
Here’s a fully comprehensive list of how you can romanticise going back to school this Autumn.
Study like you’re the main character
Just like Rory Gilmore, or Elle Woods, you’re studying with a purpose. Motivating yourself to do your homework or study for a class test can feel impossible, but not if you enlist some main character energy. When you get home from school, throw on your cosiest lounge set or pjs, light a candle, set up a designated work area and make yourself a tea to sip on.
Doing this will instantly make you feel like you’re the boss and help you get into the study zone.
Use some cute stationery
You could use your pocket money or ask your parents nicely if they could buy you some stationary. Things like binders, highlighter pens, a cute pencil case etc are all ideal for motivating you to enjoy the school work that you’re doing. If you can’t afford to buy stationary this year, or simply don’t want to, why not get a little crafty with what you already have? Cut out cute pictures from a magazine and make a custom collage on your notebook or school diary. You could paint your pencil case with acrylic paints. You’d be amazed at what you can do with a little patience and creativity. This will make pulling things out of your schoolbag for each class that little bit more enjoyable. This leads me on to my next point, which is…
Make a Pinterest board
If you’re lacking some creative inspo, create a Pinterest board. The go-to place for creativity, you can create different pins for different things. For example, you could have a ‘locker inspo’ pin, where you can pull ideas on how to personalise your locker. You can also create a board for other things like ‘study inspo’ or ‘dark academia’ and whenever you’re feeling tired or unmotivated simply take a swipe through and spring yourself into action.
Make a school playlist
When you’re commuting to school, why not create a playlist to listen to en route? Whether you walk, take the bus, or are dropped off by your parents or guardians you can pop in your earphones and block out the world. Choose songs that make you feel happy or give you all the feels so you can have something to look forward to when you’re travelling to and from school.
Stick to a morning routine
No, you don’t need to wake up at 5am to go on a hot-girl walk and meditate before school. But, you can create a morning routine that sets you up for the day while not demanding too much of you. Instead of jumping up out of bed 10 minutes before you need to leave the house, give yourself some time to eat and prepare yourself. Usually, 20-30 minutes is plenty of time to brush your hair, apply your skincare and grab some toast or cereal in the mornings. Try to make a habit out of doing this as it will set you up for the rest of the day ahead.
The same rule applies to nighttime too. Create a relaxing nighttime routine and perform it every night. Choose a bedtime, impose ‘no wifi’ rules while you’re in bed and turn your bedroom into a cosy haven for you to relax and unwind in. This will help you to wake up feeling refreshed and ready for the day ahead come the next morning.
For tips on how you can make your bedroom cosy, check this out.
Accessorize your uniform
If your school is strict with its uniform policy, think of ways you can bring a little bit of personality to your outfit without getting noticed by teachers. Luckily, we have a whole guide on how you can do that here. Think rings, necklaces, and hair accessories.
By wearing something that brings you a little happiness, as small as it may be can help you to feel like the main character, even when you really don’t want to go to that double maths class.