Choma Loves: Back to School Ideas

It’s ‘back to school, back to reality’ time again Choma. It might feel like a drag after spending so much time on holiday but there are so many helpful and fun ideas out there that can make preparing for school something to look forward to. Here are some of my favourites.

Vision boards


A vision board is like a collage of images and words that represent the goals you’ve set for yourself and can help you put things into perspective. It’s really easy and fun to create one, especially if you have a few magazines and newspapers lying around. Just find some images and words to cut out that represent each of your goals, paste them onto a board that you can stick up on a wall or a page to keep in a folder

More info: How to create a vision board

Daily & weekly planners


Planning your days and weeks is a habit that you should get into now, if you haven’t already. And no, it doesn’t mean that everything will always go according to plan – life can be unpredictable, but knowing what you need to get done will keep your head in the game. You can use the calendar app on your phone or simply use a notebook as your planner.

More info: How to make your own daily planner

Bullet journaling


A bullet journal is a combination of a general planner, a diary and a to-do list which lets you keep track of what you need to do in future, but also how you spent your day. It’s very useful if you want to keep track of your goals and changes in your habits. You can really make it work for you by using different symbols for things like events, budgeting, studying/learning, things to get done, notes about your day etc.

Video: How to create a Bullet Journal

Free Study Resources

The SA Homeschoolers website has a great variety of free educational resources you can use for different subjects like maths, science and technology, or English and Afrikaans – as well as options for primary school or university students.

WhatsApp study groups

If you love socialising on your phone and using WhatsApp, why not put your social media habit to good use? Being part of a WhatsApp group dedicated to helping each other study can open you up to get help from classmates, and it also gives you the chance to learn more by helping others. Just remember, even though it’s normal to share funny things from time to time, it’s important to keep the chats focused on your studies.

Do you have any more ideas you want to share? Feel free to comment below.

Remember, if you or a friend need advice or help, you can contact me here on Ask Choma, send me a Facebook Message, a Twitter DM, or a WhatsApp Message (071 172 3657)