Asslamualiakum everyone! Asslamualiakum translates to may peace be upon you and is a greeting that many Muslims around the world use when they meet each other. The person greeted would reply with Walaikum Assalam, which translates to may peace be upon you too✨. I have been using various forms of greeting to familiarize my readers and also to spread the knowledge I have within me! I started school exactly a week ago (22nd of June), this post is being written before that. Honestly speaking, I didn’t expect to start my final year at school on Teams, but it’s true that destiny doesn’t lie in my hands🤗. Despite the country being in lockdown, here I am for the second time starting a new academic year online. The whole situation is pretty depressing, but I am preparing mentally and physically to take this in a positive stride.
I have most of my textbooks since AL’s is a continuation of my AS Level but writing book I did not have. Buying new books is a major source of motivation for me, and wrapping those books up using different patterned covers truly gives me the feeling of the commencement of a new academic year🙌🏽. Since the whole country is under lockdown, only online orderings may be made. Hence, along with a few groceries I got five writing books delivered. But covers unfortunately I couldn’t get hold of😓. So, to satisfy myself plus motivate me I wrote the subject names in big capital letters on my books, plus I will be designing a few topic covers to paste on the inside of my books.
Last year I wrapped all my books with newspaper and then did art on them. This year I don’t even have proper newspaper at home.
Mental preparation is another aspect that’s important in motivating myself to face online school. Mental preparation has been going on for long time. I am trying to take everything positively and make the most of the situation. I have been reading this book about Self Care, it for sure has some wonderful tips.
Setting goals for this year. I still haven’t exactly finished my AS Level, due to the pandemic so parts of last year are still stuck in my head. I have goals in terms of my exam results, plus leading up to the preparations of both the exams. Managing both exams might be a challenge, be I am ready to face it💪🏽. A glimpse into some of the goals include-
- Receive 3A’s for my AS examinations.
- Do plenty of past papers for AS, at least seven more years.
- Complete topical past paper questions once a topic is done with.
- Keep designing cover pages for biology.
Hopefully, I can achieve these goals, if not at least stick by them to some extent. The goals will change throughout this year plus there will be some new ones in there, that is something I have to expect. Change needs to be embraced.
Redesigning my desktop wallpaper. Now, I know I did this very recently, but my friend this this one where she included her timetable and some pictures of her classmates etc… It looks absolutely wonderful. So, I decided that I would redesign mine to include things that motivate me, so each time before I start school, I would be looking at these pictures. This was a really exciting task and Canva is being super cooperative! I basically used pictures that speak to me and included it in my wallpaper. I cannot share the entire thing, because there’s soo many pictures involved. 😁
Right now, things might not be going as planned to many of you, but like me please attempt to see the brighter side. Through these small steps I am slowly motivating myself to give it my best during this final year at school. If you are going through a difficult time, them my comment section is available if you need to talk. Hope you learnt something through this post and are feeling motivated to face your respective academic years. Bye, have a great week ahead, see you on Friday! 💞