Stay Consistent

Routines prove to be a game changer when it comes to creating a new Covid based normal.


Callie Hansen

Whether challenging yourself physically or academically it is important to have a consistent routine that allows you to stay on schedule.

Callie Hansen, Photojournalist

Doing specific things every day is key for overall health and success. Consistency helps students be more organized and feel less stressed. According to UExpress, “Consistency develops routines and builds momentum. It forms habits that become almost second nature.” An organized and consistent classroom is more important to the students than it is for the teachers. Especially during the first few weeks or months of the school year. It gives the students more of a stable sense of feeling. Attending school in a coherent classroom will increase students’ engagement. Being engaged is ideal for all students. It’s hard to stay focused at times, and be willing to learn; these things can help! 

Routines are also vital in everyday life, not relating to school. For instance, eating breakfast within the first hour of being awake can support a well-functioning brain and body for the rest of the day’s entirety. Some things our Trailblazers said they do every day are, practicing affirmations, reflecting on their day, and meditating. Eighth-grader, Faith Harness, states, “I work out every night. It is important to work out to stay physically fit, but it also helps a lot with my mental health.” Another case is pet owners. They spend great amounts of time with their beloved animals throughout the day. Owning a pet is not easy, but spending time with them every day can help relieve any stress you may encounter. It can also comfort your pet and help them feel further attention and love. Forming a routine is very beneficial for the future. 

Here are six steps to start a new or improved routine :

  1. Decide what your routine will consist of and your main goal – prioritize what is important to you before you even start.
  2. Set small goals – this will make achieving your main goal easier.
  3. Set a plan – take one week at a time and build up from there.
  4. Stay consistent – if you want to work out every day, try working out around the same time each day.
  5. Track your progress – you can create a calendar to stay on track and see it visually.
  6. Reward yourself – once you have accomplished your goal and had a steady routine throughout, rewarding yourself is definitely needed.