Mindful Time Tracking: Part I

Mindful Time Tracking: Part I

As the beginning of the school year sets in, you might find yourself scrambling to adjust back to your school schedule. Summer break to the start of school is a big change: from long, mellow days, to many periods or hours of learning. It makes sense that this could be hard for lots of people, even your teacher! So we’re going to talk about some ways to practice Mindful Time Tracking to help make the transition into the school year as smooth as can be!

Elementary Students:

  • Ask your parents if you can start a calendar together with important school days, like tests or field trips on it.
  • Get some arts and crafts supplies like stickers or markers, and make your calendar super awesome! This might be fun to do with your brothers or sisters, or your parents too.
  • Look at your calendar at the beginning of each week to see what it coming up! If you need help remembering and have a phone, ask your parents to put a reminder on there. If you don’t have a phone, ask your parents if they’d be willing to help remind you.
  • Just like all of our Mindfulness practices: the more you practice, the better you get!

Middle School and up:

  • Buy or make a calendar to plan out your month, or week if you’re really busy. Dry erase boards can be nice so you can make changes and wipe it clean whenever the next month or week arrives.
  • If you have a planner that your school gave you, start using it! They are super helpful for… you guessed it: planning!
  • Planners can look a little boring to begin with- if yours is like that, make it super fun and eye catching so that you actually want to look at it. Choose things that reflect who you are, like stickers, metallic colors, glitter, you name it!
  • Put really important things into your phone too. The nice thing about using your phone is that you can set alarms and sounds to go off that remind you of what you need to do and where you need to be.
  • Set reminders on your phone to look at your planner and calendar at least once at the beginning of each week. That way you know if anything important is coming up.
  • Just like all of our Mindfulness practices: the more you practice, the better you get!

If you already do these things, awesome! If not, try them out and see what works best for you!