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Advice For Students

11 December, 2016

I have been working and improving these tips for as long as I can remember and guarantee these will be useful! Throughout my years of schooling I've definitely made mistakes and I wish someone had told me to do most of these things from the very first day. This advice can be applied to life in general but in my experience they will make school especially, a million times better. Keep this in the back of your mind throughout the day, but don't forget to have fun and make up your own rules as you go!



BRING WATER & SNACKS  *ALWAYS*
    • Teachers don't always let you eat in class but you do have time during the passing period and before class starts. I cannot stress how important it is to stay hydrated during the school day! Everyday I run into people who wish they had a snack to eat between classes because the school day can seem unbearably long. Keep things like crackers and fruit with you at all times because you can not focus when you're hungry!

DRESS HOWEVER YOU WANT
    • There are so many times in school where I have questioned the clothes I wore and I've learned something so important: nobody really cares about how you dress. Everybody is way too focused on themselves to even be interested in your outfit of the day. Realizing this can give you a whole new sense of freedom when it comes to fashion. You don't need to focus on how often you wear an outfit or even if you match! Always be comfortable, and dress up or dress down however you feel fit for the day. Dress however you want and don't let other people's opinions stop you!

RAISE YOUR HAND/ SPEAK UP IN CLASS
    • Even if you might be wrong, voice your opinion. Teachers like it when you participate in class and if you know the answer, and don't let fear keep you from participating. I highly recommend that you ask questions or share your idea as soon as you think of it, so that you will always be on the same level as everyone else in the class and you don't get left behind.

HAVE HOBBIES
    • "Hobby" is a boring word for something you enjoy doing in your free time. When you are not doing homework it is really important to do something you enjoy and to qualify that as important. In my free time I draw, blog, and read novels: three things I really like doing and can convince myself are nessecary. I can consider finishing a book or an art piece as progress because it puts me closer to finding out who I am and I think everyone should be doing something like that when they can.

GO TO SCHOOL DANCES & EVENTS
    • Go to a few your freshman year even if you know there will always be another one next year. Use it as an excuse to dress up, hang out with your friends, take blurry pictures, and listen to bad music. Life will only give you so many of these oppertunitinies and it's okay to be average sometimes.

ACTUALLY LISTEN TO OTHER PEOPLE 
    • There are too many people at my school who just make small talk so they can hear themselves speak. Don't talk to people only because you want to seem like a good person. It's important to listen to other people because you care about what they have to say instead of just furthering your knowledge about that person or doing it to make yourself feel better. Other people have interesting lives and taking the time to actually listen about them not only makes life a lot easier but will also open your eyes to what goes through other peoples heads, and how they view the world.

BRING A CELL PHONE CHARGER

    • You don't think you will need it, but trust me, you do.


DON'T LET GRADES DETERMINE WHO YOU ARE
    • Your world revolves around passing classes and although this is important, sometimes you have forget it and get your 8 hours of sleep. Don't ever let your teachers make you feel guilty because you chose to go to bed instead of pulling an all-nighter to finish a project. Chances are that they won't even grade it for another week and assignments are usually a waste of your time. It's okay to let a few assignments slide, and it doesn't make you a bad/awful/lazy person for choosing sleep or a meal over math problems. 

PARTICIPATE IN SPIRIT DAYS
    • Go all out!!! Wear a full face of makeup and a perfect, homemade costume everyday of spirit week because it is so much fun. I know it seems cool sometimes to pretend you are above that sort of thing, but it's important to let go and feel silly sometimes. Show your school colors during homecoming week and wear a costume to school on Halloween, it's so much more exciting than another t-shirt and pair of jeans.

HAVE SLEEPOVERS
    • Invite your friends over and eat a ton of junk food once in a while. Have a movie night and invite people you don't talk to that often, but wouldn't mind watching the breakfast club with. Host parties and watch TV marathons on your friend's couch and go to the movies and have study groups and in general: hang out with people outside of school. Make an effort to make life enjoyable and have fun.

SMILE & WAVE TO PEOPLE IN THE HALLWAYS
    • Do not awkwardly walk past people you have known for years. If you mutually know each other and have a class or two together, say hi. Say hello to shy people even if it makes you feel awkward. You need as many allies in high school as possible and my motto is that when ever you meet someone, you should ask yourself: "If I were to run for student body president, would they vote for me?" Get on at least that level with people and don't ignore them just because you have nothing in common. Smile at them, you might need another friend one day.

DON'T TAKE EVERYTHING SO SERIOUSLY
    • The most important piece of advice I can give you is to: relax. 


This is the kind of advice you would give to someone at the beginning of the school year,but there's nothing wrong with improving halfway through. School is exciting and with holidays coming up, take some time to have fun and be with friends!!! Midterms and finals are approaching, so regardless of your grade level you should try to make your life as easy as possible and don't sweat the small stuff. I'll be updating this throughout the year but I hope my advice helps at least your next week of school, and you have the chance to look back on all the things you've done and smile. 

XOXOXO

2 comments:

  1. These are literally some of the most important tips. I love all of them.

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    1. Thank you for liking my school survival guide, lol I tried to incorporate life skills they don't teach you ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–

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