10 Tips To Kick Off This School Year + Fall Goals

As summer fades into fall, and lazy days fade into school schedules, let’s admit it, school is a fast approaching topic. And let’s face it, school can be overwhelming. Like really overwhelming. Today I’m here with 10 awesome tips for getting the school year off to a great start! Ready (or not) let’s go!


1. Buy a Planner.

This is seriously such an important tip. BUY A PLANNER!!! I personally love having a schedule. Being productive is super important to me, and having a planner keeps me on track and going!


2. Be Optimistic.

Seriously. Don’t look over your reading list and think, “Ugh, I have to read Grammar Land for school this year.” (I actually do have to read that book XD) Even though Grammar Land doesn’t seem like a very interesting book, who knows? Maybe you’ll learn a great lesson from it….or something. If nothing else, you have to read it, so why not make the best of it, right?


3. Don’t Procrastinate.

Procrastinating until the last day/night/hour/second not only sets you up to get a bad grade, but is also extremely stressful. Rather than procrastinate, use your planner (see tip #1 πŸ™‚ ) and have time to fit it into your schedule.


4. Get Involved.

What’s life without others to share it with? Go make some new friends, or hang out with your old ones! Join a sport, youth group, club or other activity! You’ll also meet friends who share your interests, while doing what you love!


5. Try Your Best.

I know everyone says this, maybe that’s why it’s true. If you don’t try your best, then you fail, plain and simple. Even if you get an A+. If you try your best and get a D, then you have not failed, you tried your best, and that’s what matters.


6. Work Hard.

This ties to the last point. In order to succeed, then you need to work hard. Study for the test, practice piano, write that blog post, etc. If you aren’t working hard, then you aren’t trying your best. (go re-read tip #5 if you need more info)


7. Do What You Love.

If you don’t procrastinate, and get your work done, you will most likely have at least a little free time! Use it to do what you love, try out that advanced art class, or those riding lessons you’ve been wanting for years, have fun with it! As you can see, this is just one benefit from getting your work done! πŸ˜‰


8. Stay Organized.

When you can’t find your stuff, then it’s not going to help you. It’s a well known fact. And when you (or at least when I) can’t find my stuff, I clean and clean and clean, until I find it, or until everything’s clean. XD Anyway, the point is, organize your stuff before school. Your desk, your backpack, your notebook, whatever you think you’ll need. In a few weeks, you’ll be really glad you cleaned up. πŸ˜€


9. Focus.

This is super important and is something that I definitely have trouble with. I’m writing my novel and an email notification pops up, next thing I know I’m reading another bloggers blog, rather than working on my novel. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying that reading another bloggers blog or checking your emails is bad. What I am saying is that when you’re scheduled to be writing, you don’t have to keep checking your email to see if someone published a post or emailed you something.


10. Practice Makes Permanent.

The last (and maybe most important tip): PRACTIC PRACTICE PRACTICE!!! You aren’t ever going to get good if you don’t practice, or if you don’t study. Another important thing is to also not over-commit yourself. In other words don’t do volleyball, softball, piano, girl scouts, and Spanish club, all in the spring. You won’t have time to be fully committed to doing any of those things. Maybe try softball and girl scouts in the spring. Spanish club and piano in the winter and volleyball in the fall. Believe me this will work out much better, even if you don’t play/do any of things listed above.

I hope you enjoyed those and that they were helpful! If you have any questions ask them in the comments and I’ll (try to) answer them! πŸ™‚

BONUS: Behind the Scenes. πŸ˜€


I made a list to keep track of all the pictures! It was a fun challenge to find picture ideas that at least sort of related to the tip. πŸ˜‰


The basketball picture won for tip #4. I still like this picture though!


-Fall Goals-

Since this is supposed to be a back to school type of post, I thought I’d just list a few of my goals for this upcoming season! πŸ˜€

  • Finish writing my novel.
  • Start exercising every day. (today is day #5 yay)
  • Make more art, and post a few DIY’s.
  • Post 2-3 good quality posts per week.
  • Spend more time outside and taking pictures.

Well those are only a few but, anyway, I hope you have enjoyed!

Have a wonderful day friends!

Watercolor sign-off.

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19 thoughts on “10 Tips To Kick Off This School Year + Fall Goals

  1. Great tips, Hannah! Yes, having a plan and sticking to it can be very helpful! I like using my bullet journal for the most part, although I do have a little planner for when I have too many things to do. XD Also I liked your pictures for this post and how they illustrated each point!

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  2. My planner is in the mail and orientations are next week Thursday so I am going to put that planner to good use! Our school likes to dash through the year like a killing machine, so they give us homework before the first day of school. Yikes!

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    1. Ugh, that stinks about the homework! Ooh, I’m glad you got a planner, the are so helpful! My planner doesn’t start till next Monday, (ugh) and I’m super excited for it to start! XD

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