5 Steps To: Forgiveness

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  In honor of the new year, I thought it would be a good time to write a post about forgiveness. We’re all making our list of resolutions and a really common one is “let go of grudges” and to … Continue reading

How To: Stay Healthy All Winter Long!

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  In the summer there’s so much to do! Swimming, playing kickball outside, flying a kite, and so on.. But, once the chill starts to set in, we hunker down inside. Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean we don’t need … Continue reading

How To Increase Your Blog Traffic With Pinterest

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One thing I’ve learned in trying to grow my blog audience is that social media is key.

Okay, maybe not the only key, but it’s still a major key in growing any blog (in my opinion.)

Not gonna lie, being a full time student and blogger is hard. Sometimes, I struggle to keep all the plates spinning at once. Social media is a great way to grow any website. So much of my traffic has come from social media, especially Pinterest.

Pinterest is underrated a lot of the time, but it has over 100 MILLION active users. So today I’m sharing with you my own personal tips on how to grow your blog with Pinterest.

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6 Things Blogging Has Taught Me

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  Happy Monday! I know I’ve only been blogging a little over for 6 months, but in those 6 months I’ve learned quite a few things. I’m sure if you’re a blogger you can relate to at least one or … Continue reading

How To Enjoy School

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Hi friends! Pretty much anybody in my immediate family knows that I have loved learning from a very young age. I have always enjoyed school. I’m that kid who looks forward to summer break ending, so I can go back to school. I know, I know. Major #geekstatus right?! So, today I’m going to give you guys some tips that help  me whenever I get in a “I don’t want to study for 10000 years rut.”

 

Get Organized

This is probably my #1 tip. I used to be so unorganized. I’d have my notes in 5 different folders and flash cards all over the place. Getting organized is pretty easy. Get some folders and assign one folder to each class. Staple your notes (in chronological order) together that go to the same lesson. Don’t throw trash in your backpack. Clean out your locker once a week.

Take Notes

Taking notes is probably why I’ve passed several of my classes. It’s great if you have a good memory, but when you have so much you’re learning in a day, you can get easily confused. Don’t risk failing a test just because you don’t take notes. Technology has made it super easy! Take notes on your computer if your teacher allows computers in class. If you have an online assignment, copy and paste certain paragraphs into a private Google word document. Or, be old fashioned and grab a pen(cil) and paper and go to town.  

Time Management

 There are 24 hours in a day. *Hello Captain Obvious* Taking time out of our days to study and read our notes and textbooks is SO important. I like to schedule my day around school. I look at what upcoming exams/classes I have and plan accordingly. Since I’m home schooled I can take off a weekday, but I always make it up on the weekend. So if I have a dentist appointment on a Tuesday, I keep track of what school work I missed for the day and be sure to get it done on time.

Take Breaks

It’s perfectly okay to take breaks. I used to study until I was exhausted and my hands were cramping from taking so many notes. That isn’t even healthy and I noticed my grades were effected by overworking myself. Breaks are good for you and even your grades. I typically study for about 30 minutes and then give myself a 3-5 minute break before going back to my textbook. Whether that’s to get a glass of water, stretch, or to check a couple emails. Keep yourself accountable though. Don’t end up getting sucked into the Bermuda Triangle that is social media. Set a timer to keep your breaks at a decent time.

Ask Questions

There is no such thing as a stupid question. Teachers are there to answer our questions. If you’re too embarrassed to raise your hand in the middle of class, write down your question and ask your teacher after class ends. If it’s an online class, most teachers have an email they can be contacted at. So be sure to check with your school and email them with any questions you have. They’ll be happy to help.

 

Whether you’re in high school, college, or aren’t even in school, I hope you found this somewhat helpful. Feel free to share any further tips in the comments below!

 

Question Time:

Classic or Mechanical pencils? 

Favorite subject?

 

Thanks for reading,

Edye