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Want To Be Successful This New School Year? Try These Daily Practices

Team StoryWeavers|June 10, 2022, 21:37 IST| 35

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As June begins and summer break ends, it’s that time of the year again — to get back to school, meet your friends and teachers, and welcome exciting new opportunities.

For you, this excitement might come with a side of nervousness, as you step into one of the most important years of your academic life.

If you’re wondering how to be a better student this year and achieve every goal you have set for yourself, then we have five words for you — One day at a time.


To succeed, always rely on daily systems that actually work instead of seeking motivation. Here’s how you can build your own routine that works like a well-oiled machine:

Set Up Your Study Space

It’s important to have a conducive learning environment to be at your productive best and stay organised at all times.

  • Tidy your desk at the end of each day
  • Keep the stationery and books you need handy
  • Organise your study materials according to subject
  • Write down your goals and display them on your wall
  • Keep your schedule on your desk, wall, or whiteboard
  • Have good lighting in your room
  • Keep a comfortable chair
  • Get rid of any distractions
  • Add decor that makes you happy – plants, candles, posters


Tip: Carry a small notepad to write down quick reminders, ideas, or fleeting thoughts. Never assume that you will be able to remember everything; write it all down to stay organised.

Good organisation skills will help you succeed in school and will serve you well for the rest of your life.

Create a Weekly Schedule

When you have a lot to accomplish, try to stay one step ahead. Draw a rough timetable in your notebook or whiteboard. And, mark all the upcoming important tasks and events on every day of the week. This will help you keep a track of your school work, extracurricular activities, and social events.

Manage Your Time Efficiently

Time management is the best skill one can learn to ace school, college, and work. It means, being aware and taking action. Block a specific time for each activity on your schedule, and set reminders to begin and finish your tasks.

For example, set aside a couple of hours for assignments:
Monday & Tuesday: 5 PM – 7 PM
Wednesday & Thursday: 4 PM – 6 PM
Friday & Saturday: 6 PM – 8 PM


Now, you can avoid procrastination and stop worrying about other tasks, because you are aware of when and how you will complete them. It also helps to avoid distractions during your focus time.

  • Turn off your notifications on your phone
  • Keep your phone in another room while you study
  • Only check social media during a designated time after you study
  • Don’t have too many tabs open on your browser
  • Find an accountability partner – a friend who can check on you
  • Get rid of apps that don’t serve you

Be Consistent With Your Studies

A vital part of your day must be to review and summarise the concepts you learned in class. This will help you to commit information to your long-term memory and also prepare you for the next day’s classes. Ensure that you practise a few extra questions from your textbook or previous years’ question papers.

When you do consistent work daily, your exam prep becomes less stressful. You can make your study session easier by following practices that work for you

  • Study for 25 minutes, take a 5-minute break, and start again to maintain focus
  • Don’t multitask – Finish one task before you move on to the next to avoid procrastination
  • Prepare flashcards to use as visual aids to remember formulae or facts
  • Give yourself a reward after achieving a goal to have something to look forward to
  • Challenge yourself by taking quizzes and practising questions beyond your homework

Tip: Join a study group with your friends. Being around people who are also focused on their ambitions can help you stay motivated. Set aside one or two days a week to study together, compare notes, and resolve doubts.


Participate in Class

Take full advantage of the time you spend in school or in your tuition class. Make notes during every class as it helps you pay attention and remember concepts better. Notes also serve as great revision aids before your exam.

If you have any questions or doubts, ask your teachers, mentors, or peers. This will ensure that you understand the concept thoroughly and also engage in class.

Ask your teacher for feedback to understand the areas in which you need to improve. Don’t be afraid to participate in class because all your teachers want you to succeed and they would be more than happy to help you.


Make Time for Extracurricular Activities

Allocating some time for sports or hobbies is an important part of student life. It enables holistic development while also teaching you important life skills. Spend an hour after school playing with your friends, or sign up for creative clubs.

You can join art, music, or sports classes during the weekend to hone your skills. Participating in extracurricular activities not only helps you expand your horizons, but also looks great on your resume or college application. Make sure you include this activity in your weekly schedule so that you don’t skip it.


Sleep, Eat, Exercise, and Unwind

Taking care of your mental and physical well-being is very important. Give your mind and body a boost by eating nutritious meals on time, exercising for at least 30 minutes every morning, and getting 8 hours of sleep every night. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle improves your brain function and you can perform better at school.

While you’re focused on your studies, don’t forget to take time to unwind daily. This could mean, spending time with your loved ones, reading a good book, watching your favourite show, or taking a walk in the park. Take a break to rejuvenate your mind and also take care of your mental health

Remember, if you’re feeling stressed or anxious, seek guidance from someone you trust or talk to a mental health professional.


Believe in Yourself!

Self-belief is a powerful motivator. But, when you have a daily plan in motion, you are already on the road to success. Remember to stay consistent, celebrate your wins, and learn from your mistakes. If you fail, there is always a new day around the corner with another chance to try again.

Are you ready to try your best to achieve your goals this year? Tell us in the comments below which practices you will follow every day.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How to start a good school year?


Rewind and evaluate your goals when starting a new school year.Cherish this chance for a fresh start and follow your path of success.

2. What does success look like in school?


Success amongst students can be subjective; for example, some students feel success implies good grades whereas, others may feel growth of a person determines success. Growth in scholastic and non-scholastic activities can be perceived as success in school too.

3. How do you set goals for a new school year?


Think about what interests you and what new you’d like to explore in the school year. Write down clear and measurable goals to get working towards it.

4. What do good yearly goals look like?


Good yearly goals tend to be specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and time-bound or SMART. Good yearly goals motivate you to work towards achieving important goals as you work through them.

5. What can be some good goals for the school year?


While setting goals for the school year, remember that they should contribute towards your growth and progress. Examples of a good goal could be focusing on learning, creating balance between study, health and well-being.

About the Author

Vandya is a copywriter by the day and an amateur illustrator by the night. She's a cat mom 24/7. As a certified organisation freak, she lives and breathes in Notion. With a head full of ideas, she is passionate about crafting interesting concepts - for work or play. To kick back at the end of the day, she likes binge-watching shows with an inclination for all things spooky.

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October 5, 2022

Thank you soooooo much for these tips 👍😊


October 2, 2022

It’s a very good…
I feel very confident and I’m also gone in success zone…
Thanks to give right way of knowledge…


August 30, 2022

I love this article thank you so much team byjus this is very best advice to study thank you so much 💜

Manshi pandey

July 14, 2022

Thanku so much .
Now I feel confident and energetic.

Nekima Sultana

July 1, 2022

These tips really helpful.. thank a lot

M Shreyas

June 27, 2022

These tips are awesome thank you

Bilal Syed

June 19, 2022

Best Time Table For NEET Aspirant ?


June 18, 2022

I will try my best to do things beautifully thanks for the guidance.?

Anu priya

June 15, 2022

Very nice?. thankyou ??


June 15, 2022

Thank you

Neha saha

June 14, 2022

Yah i will do everything for achieving my goal . thank u

Amit kumar

June 14, 2022

Extraordinary tips from byjus i write down all the tips for further prepration contact me i am in 10 grade .

Ramandeep kaur

June 14, 2022

It really helps me thanks a lot ???

Sulekha Rana

June 14, 2022

This is very helpful
So, thank you❤❤❤❤

hemika bhardwaj

June 13, 2022

It is really osm idea to set a study scheduled


June 13, 2022

Thanks for help

Anishka kushwaha

June 13, 2022

Its really touch my heart . Thank u all to motivate me like this . I like your thoughts and guidance . Always motivate like this .☺?

Anasuya Roy

June 13, 2022

It is really helpfull but every tips are not possible for every person…….it’s also help me and make me happy as a neet apricient..
Thank you mam..

Tanvi Mishra

June 13, 2022

This is very helpful . Thanks a lot for the tips❤️☺️


June 13, 2022

Reading the steps which are being already followed makes me feel more motivated and disciplined .
So well put, thanks ! Vandya ?

AJEET Sharma

June 12, 2022

Thank you for the Back to school, This is a very important for me I am 12 Standerd
Thank you Byju’s

sushant singh

June 12, 2022

thanks for the good tips?

Archana Kumari Singh

June 12, 2022

Thank you so much .it is really help full all student life

Tamboli Namira

June 12, 2022

Thank you so much byju’s
Now I am in 10th std
It’s very helpful for me???
Inshallah I will follow this time table

Sakshi Johare

June 12, 2022

Nice !And thanks byjus


June 12, 2022

Fantastic tips

Shrihari Babasaheb dhage

June 12, 2022

Thank you for brilliant idea to make best daily schedule

Rohit pathi

June 12, 2022

I will promise . when school are open i deffently follow the rules and try to became the successful student in our class .thank you for giving this tips and tricks for simple and success in our life once again thank you so much
– Rohit pathi

Sri Adhvaitha

June 12, 2022

This article is very useful for me. You’ve given a very useful guidance. It’ll help me for tests and exams. Thank you.

Aditya Bhosale

June 12, 2022

Thank you so much dear for this ..Much needed and very helpful to all students ?❤️..Thank you so much ? ?#byjus

Pranoy Mridha

June 12, 2022

Great advices…. Thankyou ??
Really helpful ??

Almeera Fatima

June 11, 2022

Thank you sooo much for this it is very important to me now I’m in 10th standard inshallah I will follow this steps
Thank you so much byjus♥️♥️♥️♥️


June 11, 2022

It really helped me thanks for the tips….??

Sara Fathima

June 10, 2022

This is AMAZING! So thoughtful and well-put. ❤️

Anju Ann Mathew

June 10, 2022

This is so helpful! Nicely written, Vandya!


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