FCCLA State Goes to State

Spring, the approach and coming of the last lap of the school year. It it leaves everyone with a bit of “cabin fever.” A yearning to get outside and do what they want a time for students to be carefree. As these feelings of fresh new excitement come about, so do those feelings of dread, distaste and discomfort. Students have no motivation to come to school let alone do any school work. It feels like the time is right to totally disregard school and start living in the free spirit of summer, right? Wrong. Spring is almost the most important time for high school students to stay on task, especially juniors and seniors. These students most likely have much on their plate: AP exams, the ACT, final exams, and so much more. It is also rumored that colleges tend to look at the spring semester of junior year the most when it comes to accepting or declining an applicant. Here are five ways to make sure that this Spring semester is the best and most productive one yet!

1. Use class time.

This definitely sounds like a given, but there are so many people who choose to do nothing during class time. Whether that be looking at cute new swimsuits, or watching March Madness, neither are a productive use of time. The reason being is that you are more likely to get things done when you are “forced” to be somewhere and given time to complete the tasks that need to be done. Rather than putting it off and saying that you will do it later, or over the weekend, get it done now. The truth is, just work when you are given time and you will get everything done!

2. Take effective breaks.

No one can sit down all day and still be productive. It is said that a person who is working at a desk and or computer should take a 15 minute break every 45-75 minutes. This break isn’t to sit on your phone. Get up and walk around, the best option is to go outside. Get some of that fresh air that you’ve been craving while working. This can also be implemented while studying to create the most efficient process. After your break you will feel refreshed and ready to start the next task.

3. Work on what you love.

If there is room in the project you are given, pick what you are going to study or do research on. People find things so much more enjoyable when they are in control of what’s happening. So take control of your environment and really dig down deep to find and work on what you really love. Then it won’t just feel like work, it’ll be fun.

4. Keep a schedule.

Not only does a schedule help you stay organized on your daily appearances, it can also help you get your tasks done. When you physically write things down, or even put them in your calendar, you are so much more likely to get it done and in a reasonable time, too. Things also tend to get busier and busier as we approach the end of the school year. With spring sports, music events, and homework, students want to take a break and spend extra time outside. As a student learning to keep a schedule will help you keep track of it and do it all.

5. Look towards the end result.

Even though it may seem so far away. It makes it easier if you can remember your goals and what you are working towards. Many students choose to work towards the end of the school year, graduation, or finishing college. Remember even though you might not be able to tell, every assignment has a purpose. Each little thing adds up to the big picture of what you decided to do with your life. So make sure you are taking things seriously now, and then everything will fall into place. You’ll be able to work through this spring and reach your goals!