In this post, I want to share with you some pieces of advice that have helped me so far in high school.
All of the opinions and thoughts are mine. Feel free to chat about ’em in the comments:)
1. learn to prioritize
Start choosing things that are best for you.
Have your goals and vision straight.
For example, if you set a goal to study well this year, make sure it is one of your top priorities at the moment. Not the very first but just very important.
And when you know that tomorrow’s test is very hard but your friends are inviting you to a party that you don’t have time to visit. Then you should choose what’s more important for you.
You can start preparing for the test earlier and then go to the party. But if you don’t have time, then of course – studying, ’cause the test is very important. (no judgement pls hehe, that’s just my opinion:)
2. stay away from drama
I hope you know how toxic any type of drama is. And staying away from it as far as possible will save you many nerve cells.
What you can do is to:
- be less judgemental and more open-minded to be open to everyone’s opinion
- stay away from toxic people and that are known to be dramatic
- let go of the need to respond to everything, stay to yourself
- watch your behavior, notice your negative patterns and try to control them
- try to always stay calm and be yourself (just no showing off and pretending to be somebody else)
These are some basic pieces of advice. Just focus on yourself and your goals and your school year will be much better:)
3. care about important things
Care only about things that you know are and will be important for you in the long run.
In 5 years you will not be thinking about your school crush that didn’t like you back.
But you will care about all the anxiety and worries they got you.
Care more about your health, education, inspiration, good people, and things that you want to connect your life with.
Try to stay detached from temporary things.
4. learn the lessons and move on
Yes, you’re a teenager, hurtful things happen, many of them. You lose friends, break up with crushes, trust not the right people.
But it doesn’t mean that your life ends there. It’s okay, that’s a part of life that you needed to experience.
Don’t dwell onto it too much.
There are so many things in life that will bring you joy, and so many that will also hurt you.
Cry a little (as much as you feel), pick yourself up and move on. ‘Cause actually, life is pretty good when you believe it is:)
5. stay true to yourself & be loyal to others
Don’t change the real you for anyone. And no, I’m not talking about a negative side of you (in fact, you should strive to change that).
What I mean is to stay your authentic self.
We’re coming to an era where people are becoming more open-minded. And being your true self makes you unique and very interesting as a person.
So stay to true to your visions, style, whatever you like. And when somebody says something offending to you, cut them off, or just set some boundaries.
Also, stay loyal to people who love you. If you don’t like something about someone, find a way to talk to them about it. And not behind their back.
Respect those who respect you.
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6. don’t talk sh*t about people
Some wholesome gossip is okay, but not when it turns into an open judgment and hate.
Make sure you do not get in such situations.
Don’t spread awful things about others, even if they’re really that bad.
Treat others how you yourself would like to be treated.
7. take care of yourself
At the end of the day, what really matters is your happiness. Nor grades, nor school matter that much as your joy.
And being happy means feeling good, feeling good about yourself.
So self-care is crucial.
Take some time during the day to do something thoughtful for yourself.
What you can do is:
- taking regular breaks
- drinking enough water
- having enough showers
- eating well
- taking naps
- talking to people and animals you love
- choosing what’s best for you
These are the basic things you should do. But it’s up to you what self-care things wanna do:) Just make sure it is harmless and makes you feel good.
8. plan your future/have a vision
After school, you’re not going to stay a teenager forever. You’ll grow up.
That’s why it is important to visualize your future as soon as possible. Knowing where you want to study, work, what kind of people you want to surround yourself with, will help you a lot.
But don’t pressure yourself too much.
If you do not know what to do – give yourself time.
Don’t stress too much. Anyways, life is never going to be like you imagine it in detail, for better or for worse.
Just work on yourself and focus on finding your calling. Everything else will fall into place:)
9. start depending on yourself more
Independence and freedom are gifts of life.
In my country, these words have been put into songs for many many centuries.
Because it truly feels good when you do not rely on anyone else but yourself for your well-being.
Independence doesn’t mean being a lone wolf. No. It just simply means that you can ensure that you can give yourself the love, appreciation, material things you need.
And you can start practicing it in high school.
Some ideas are:
- find a job and learn to manage the finances
- spend some days by yourself to ensure that you feel good with being alone
- read self-improvement books
10. enjoy your time
High school is not going to last forever. Eventually, everything ends.
Yes, it hard to enjoy school most of the time. But that’s still a part of your life.
So enjoy good times with your friends, stupid jokes said out loud in class, that amazing feeling of going home after school.
Appreciate every moment of being that young.
What piece of advice would like to give to other high schoolers? Comment down below!
Hope you have beautiful high school years!
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