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Quick Motivation To Start the School Year Strong

Excitement, fear, pressure… all can be feelings one may feel when starting a new school year. It can be challenging starting up a new school year after a long summer. Getting back into the groove of setting yourself up for success is complicated no matter what grade you are in. Everybody needs some motivation to start with their best foot forward this school year. Inspiration and encouragement can go a long way, so keep reading!  


Many students struggle with confidence. There is no easy fix, but building confidence can help you feel strong with patience and effort! A few tips to help build trust include waking up and dressing for success! Feeling confident with your outfit will help you feel put together for the day.  Don’t forget to treat others with respect; when people can talk positively about you as a person, that’s a confidence booster! Also, try hard in school! Receiving a grade you are happy with will improve your confidence in classes and make you want to do even better.  

“Become so confident in who you are that no one’s opinion, rejection, or behavior can rock you.” – Brad Turnbull 

Set Goals

Setting goals for the new school year is critical to reach your full potential. Setting goals allows you to feel productive while bettering yourself and those around you. Having three goals each week will add to a greater you!

Some possible goal ideas to set: 

  • Academic goal: write down a realistic grade you will be able to achieve this week in one of your classes. 
  • Social life goal: get outside your comfort zone and reach out to someone you want to know better. Have a conversation, or even make a plan to hang out!   
  • Health-related goal: eat one healthy food a day that you have never tried before or don’t eat often.  

All these goals are realistic to achieve and can start to add a great deal of satisfaction to your life! 

“Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.” – Tony Robbins 

Be a SUPPORTIVE friend

Friends are such an essential part of starting a healthy school year. Friendships come and go throughout the year, and sometimes this can be avoided through communication. Classes can become overwhelming and stressful, and there may be no energy for a friend to reach out. Sometimes you will have to be the one to reach out. Always give a friend the benefit of the doubt. Make sure to surround yourself with friends that will push you to be the best version of yourself you can be, friends that will be happy for your success and won’t turn their back on you in hard times, because those are the friends that will add  happiness to your school year!  

“Anything is possible when you have the right people there to support you.” – Misty Copeland 

Self care is the best care

Put yourself first this school year. Everything goes back to self-care. Self-care is doing what’s best for you while splurging to make yourself happy. Watch an extra episode of your favorite show. Take a nice shower before you go to sleep. Go to sleep 20 minutes early! Buy your favorite dessert! Remember to practice self-care this school year!  

“Give yourself the same care and attention that you give to others and watch yourself bloom.”– Holly a Bay 

Start this school year with confidence. Make your goals into habits. Treat your friends with love and respect. Do not forget to put yourself first! Follow

Ava Margolis is from Central New Jersey, studying Multi-Media Journalism. She enjoys interacting with others and hopes to become an interviewer or broadcaster in the near future. Ava is an outgoing, compassionate, and adventurous person who loves sharing her passions with others.
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