Surviving The Block Schedule, Tips To Improve Your Day

October 28, 2022

As we start off the next 9-weeks, it is important to look back on the things we have learned. I learned a lot about how to survive the block schedule. I felt it was only right that I shared my tips with you. 


Ways to survive the block schedule 


  1. Wake up earlier 

Waking up gives you time to eat breakfast, remember what day it is, and keep a routine. 


Having a routine is very important because it helps you fully wake up. 


You have to make decisions that will not use as much brain power as chemistry but enough to make you think. 


For example you need to think about what to wear or what to eat for breakfast. This isn’t as hard as remembering significant figures but still makes you think and wake up. 


  1. Use a planner 

It helps you recap what you learned during the 70min period. It is easy to forget things when you have class every other day, having old assignments down refreshes your memory for the next time you have class. 


This will also help you keep your grades up, because you will learn more things. The better your grades are, the more leverage you have to use to talk your star teacher into letting you leave star pd. 


Although typing is easier, try to hand write your notes. Handwriting your notes makes you think more about them. 


  1. Coffee

Not only does it taste good but more and more studies are showing that it has health benefits.


 “About 2-5 cups a day is linked to lower likelihood of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, liver and endometrial cancers, Parkinson’s disease and depression” said Frank Hu, chair of the Department of Nutrition at Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health. 


Coffee also helps you feel more “full” while you are counting the minutes till lunch.


  1. Stay hydrated 

Along with your coffee, bring water to school.


Water has been known to make you feel more energized, help with gut issues, help your mood, prevent headaches, make you feel more “full”, lower resting heart rate, and help your kidneys. 


As you might’ve guessed you will feel a lot better if you are hydrated and that will show in your grades. 


When you feel healthy you are more likely to finish assignments and be more sociable. 


  1. Be social 

Class time goes by a lot faster when you are talking to people. 


Even on bad days try to be social. Most times, it will take your mind off things and actually make the day better. 


Being social is known to help with mental health and lower the risk of type 2 diabetes. 


  1. Take Naps 

Taking naps during your free time, when you have nothing else to do, will help the day not feel as long. 


The National Sleep Foundations said, “Scientists have found that when people napped around 30 minutes, they had better memory recall and superior overall cognition than both non-napers and those who napped longer”.


I can’t help but point out that the second period star is 38 minutes long from bell to bell. That’s enough time to get a short nap in, as long as you have no work, and have someone to wake you up. 


If you have any other tips that I missed, please leave them in the comments. 🙂

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