Tips and Tricks for Starting 2019 Right

2019 is here! Let’s make it the best, most productive year ever. We encourage all of our students to check out this list and get excited about the different methods available that are sure to help make your new year a success.

Gratitude Lists

Each morning when you wake up, take a moment to write down three things that you are grateful for. Either keep a small list book near your bed, use the notes app on your phone, or have a small whiteboard on the fridge so your family can participate with you. This simple activity has been shown to increase positivity, reduce stress and even build self esteem.

Morning Routine

Many experts agree that how we begin our day has a huge impact on how the rest of the day goes. Adopting a morning routine has been linked to an improvement in physical and emotional health, an uptick in confidence, increased productivity, and inner peace. A fun and quick research project is to look for a few CEOs or successful people you admire to see if you can find if their morning routine is documented. For example, the CTO of Motorola shared her morning routine:

  • Wakes up at 4:30am
  • Reads emails for an hour
  • Reads news online
  • Cardio or resistance training for an hour
  • Gets her son ready for school
  • Gets to the office around 8 or 8:30am

Nourish Your Body

For those with learning differences, nutrition is hugely important. Make sure you’re eating to fuel your body and mind and getting rid of, or limiting foods that contain gluten, high amounts of sugar, or artificial colors and preservatives to avoid any mental fog.

There are also a ton of recipes, smoothies, and teas available online that are great in the morning before school or as a mid-day brain boost snack. If you need help coming up with a few options feel free to reach out to us!

Take Care of Your Environment

Starting the day off in a de-cluttered environment and also making sure you have a place to study that’s free of clutter and distractions is also a great way to set your year up for success. Consider going through your closet and getting rid of any old items that you don’t wear or that don’t serve you anymore. If there are also things taking up space in your room that aren’t serving a purpose, consider donating those as well. This includes your desk area.

We are also advocates of using essential oils for different use cases. For example, add a diffuser to your study desk and try oils such as peppermint that are known to promote focus.


This year, we encourage you to pick a few movements to try out on your own before school or study time. A few benefits of utilizing movement before study time include:

  • Improves concentration and a sense of calmness and relaxation
  • Physically, it enhances a student’s flexibility, strength, coordination, and body awareness
  • Improves their concentration and sense of calmness and relaxation
  • Alleviates mental stress and frustration of learning challenges
  • Gets the blood moving and is a fun activity to incorporate play into learning

As always, we look forward to spending the year with all of our amazing students. For any additional information about our services or to book a session please reach out to:


Follow & Share!

Comments are closed.