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Since the academic year has recently started I thought I'd do a quick post to share some tips that I used or wish I knew at the time! I often found myself feeling pretty prepared and motivated at the start of the year but hopefully, some of these will help that to continue all year round, or more at least!

Attitude and Behaviour

Put in the effort now - when you get further into the year you'll thank yourself for putting in the time to learn everything properly, especially when it comes to revision as you'll already have materials to look back at.
> Mistakes are good - it can be disheartening when you make mistakes or don't get the feedback you hoped for but learning from them is a really productive and useful way to help improve.
> Strengths and Weaknesses - everyone has things they are better at and things they may struggle with, finding that out now and setting time aside to focus on the things you find harder will help reduce stress. You could also study w…


Happy Christmas Eve everybody! I thought The Christmas Tag would be very appropriate to do today, I tag anyone who wants to do it! 

Q) What is your favourite Christmas film?
A) Elf! It is just brilliant!

Q) Is your Christmas tree real or fake?
A) It's real, wouldn't have it any other way!

Q) What would be your dream place to visit for the holiday season?
A) New York or somewhere really cold and snowy because we don't really have much hope for a white Christmas where I live!

Q) Do you stay in your pyjamas or dress up on Christmas Day?
A) I stay in my pyjamas whilst opening presents, having breakfast and then at some point, usually late morning I'll get dressed. However we don't necessarily dress up, I'll usually wear a top or jumper I received as a present with some jeans.

Q) What is your favourite holiday snack?
A) Cheeselets! They are a must have and something I can eat and eat!
Q) Are you a pro present wrapper or do you fail miserably?
A) I'd like to think I'm pretty good, I don't get all fancy with it but I do actually enjoy wrapping so I try to take care with it!

Q) What is your favourite Christmas song?
A) Merry Christmas Everyone - Shakin' Stevens is my all time favourite but there are so many I love!

Q) When do you open your presents?
A) We always open them all on Christmas morning, just after 7 nowadays but we used to get up earlier! Stockings first and then we open the rest of our presents!
Q) When do you put up your tree and who decorates it?
A) We put it up in the first week of December, and I always decorate it with minimal help from my younger sisters!

Q) When do you start getting excited for Christmas?
A) Really early, like really really early - I'd say properly around September but I definitely think about it all year!

Q) Where do you spend Christmas?
A) At home, we used to do alternate years and have one Christmas at home and the next at my Grandparents but now we just have it at home and then visit relatives in the next few days!

Q) Do you open any presents on Christmas Eve?
A) Yes we always have a 'Christmas Eve box' which usually consists of some new pyjamas and some hot chocolate/snacks of some sort. We open it in the evening and then watch a Christmas film!

Q) Do you set an alarm or wake up naturally?
A) I set an alarm and then wake up my sisters, I don't want to waste the day as it goes so quickly!

Q) Favourite Christmas Gift?
A) This one is impossible as I have had some amazing presents but one thing that sticks out to me was the toy kitchen I got one year. I was really young but I vaguely remember how excited I was and we also have a video to watch back of it! It was covered over with a big sheet and I just know that as soon as I walked in to our living room I would have seen this giant present for me and as a child that is quite possibly the best thing!

Q) Any Christmas traditions?
A) We used to always open our stockings sat on our parents bed but we'd never fit now so just take it into the living room. Most years at least someone gets a new board game so it is always a tradition to play that in the evening at some point!

Q) What is your favourite part about Christmas?
A) Everything! It's all important and is what makes it my favourite time of the year so I couldn't choose!

Merry Christmas everybody, I hope you have an amazing day!🎄


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