Compare Student A who spends two hours studying but stops every now and then to respond to text messages, instagram notifications and to choose a playlist to listen to. While Student B spends an hour doing uninterrupted study then 20 minutes on social media and still has 40 minutes up their sleeve. Whose study do you think was more efficient and effective?
My teenage self can totally identify with this song. I'm happy to say that my adult self found a tribe of like-minded friends.
It is human nature to be selfish. Consider also the fact that the part of the brain that regulates decision-making is not fully developed in teenagers so you act impulsively and don't always consider the consequences of your actions - so it's even more difficult for you. But the middle of a global pandemic is not the time to ice selfish. We all have to be a lot more selfless and consider the greater good of our communities and country. This is a once in a hundred year occurrence so you likely won't experience anything else like it in your lifetime. The pandemic won't last forever - one day you will be able to go to the beach, have parties and travel again. But for now we need to be unselfish and follow the directives of our government. Failing to do so will make this whole saga drag on for longer. Anti-maskers, quarantine breakers, those who refuse to obey restrictions and those who go out when they are sick are being selfish. Now is not the time. We're all in this together!
I used to always charge my phone overnight but recently found out that it's not good for your battery. According to My Republic it's best to keep your phone charged between 30% - 80%.
If you have a part time job and have been taxed you will need to fill in a tax return. If you have never lodged a tax return before, The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has information here. The ATO also has an online calculator that will let you know if you need to lodge a tax return. If you don't, you need to complete a non-lodgement advice instead.
The video below shows you how to set up a myGov account. Your tax and medicare information are managed through myGov.