8 tips to Succeed at School and at Home
Do you want to win the football match in the playground? Or in a cricket against another school? Do you want to be top of the class in Maths, English or any other subject? Before you start you must believe that you can win. You can do it!
They could be to get better test results in class, become a faster runner than your brother, or get into the basketball team or orchestra. Whatever your goals and targets are, write them down and keep them where you can see them on your desk, on your wall or on the fridge so you are constantly reminded of them.
Give yourself a target helping you towards your goal. For example, if you want to be able to run for 10 miles, add an extra half a mile each week to help you build up to your goal. Before you know it your weekly targets will add up to you achieving your goal!
After you have reached your weekly target, reward yourself with a bar of chocolate, an ice cream or something else to look forward to. You’ll have that to look forward to when things are getting difficult and you think of giving up.
At the weekend give yourself an afternoon or morning off from homework and any other work. Watch a movie with your friends, go to the park, play your favourite computer game and just relax. You deserve it!
Put your phone on silent; turn off your tablet and the TV. When it’s time to work, disruptions and interruptions must be side-lined. This will help you focus on your goals.
This can be an athlete, an historical figure, an actor or even someone in your family. Watch videos and read about them. Look at (or ask them if you can) what they did to achieve their goals. Note what they did, and try it for yourself. Learn by example.
Did you win the local football league? Did you get a swimming certificate? Or a lot of merits from school? Are you jogging and eating your 5-a-day every day? Whatever you have done write it down and keep it in a folder. You’ll realise how much you’ve achieved and it will keep you inspired to add to it.
What do you do to achieve your best at school and in extra-curricular activities? What do you think of our advice? Let us know in the comments below.
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