Going back to school after the summer holidays can be tough. To make it easier, we’re sharing our top 5 tips to make your back-to-school landing a lot smoother!

1. Make a To-Do List

Head to your favourite stationary store to purchase all your school supplies and a notebook that grabs your attention – you’re more likely to write in something you enjoy. You can even find to-do list notepads at select stores. Get into the habit every night to set a to-do list for the next day, because there’s just something so satisfying about crossing off that completed task! This way, you’ll continue this productive habit once you’re back at school.

2. Get Back Into a Routine

The long summer nights tend to throw us off schedule since catching sunsets and roasting marshmallows are important summer priorities. Start setting your alarm for those earlier mornings and a reminder to go to bed at an earlier time. People require different amounts of sleep, so be aware of your own personal sleep requirements. Studies show that keeping a routine sleeping schedule and a rested body helps to keep your immune system strong, your digestive system in balance, and your learning, memory, and concentration capabilities steady.

3. Meal Prepping

Before you dive into your school week, write down your meal plan for the week and take note of which groceries you will need for preparing those healthy meals. Prep your meals in advance and you’ll be thankful that you’re not rushing to grab something less healthy to fill your craving and you’ll also save on costs from not eating out! Don’t forget to pack healthy snacks as well (apples and nut butter, veggies and hummus, trail mix), because there’s nothing worse than a growling stomach during a lecture.

4. Map Out Your Schedule

Find out where your classes are and plan out how much time you will need to get to each class. If it’s a new school, you should consider leaving early to make sure that you are there on time. A good strategy is to do a tour of your classes before the school year begins to familiarize yourself and eliminate the added stress of rushing to make class.

5. Plan Your Commute

Plan out your driving or biking route and stay up-to-date on the bus and train schedules. Be sure to give yourself extra time in case there are delays on the road, there’s nothing wrong with arriving early! Going to a school that’s not located in your hometown? We’ve got you covered. All full-time post-secondary students over the age of 17 are eligible for a 15% discount on Pacific Coastal flights all year round! For more details on the student discount and how to get the required ISICard,
visit our student discount page.


Story and photos by Jodie Sanheim