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Helpful high school tips

By Zaira Solis

Being in high school and having to adjust to a new environment can have its ups and downs. Sure being a high schooler can get really challenging for anyone but in order to live each day right and the way you please, following these 10 best high school tips can really help you make your high school years a whole lot easier.

1. Don’t be afraid to make new friends

Making new friends will help you in the long run. There’s a good chance you’ll be put in classes with upperclassmen so if you have any questions you can always ask them for help, don’t be scared! Chances are they’ll help you out and you can meet new people.

2. Try new things, join a sport or club

Joining a club or sport is always a good idea. Joining a sport you really enjoy is a good chance to meet new people. Joining a club can create a lot of different opportunities. High school is full of different clubs, if one interests you try it out, go for something new.

3. Don’t worry too much about trying to impress others, do what makes you, YOU.  

Worrying too much about what others think about you can lead to stress and that’s the last thing you would want. Wear what makes you happy, try new things, make new friends, do whatever you need to express who you are.

4. Write down your homework for each class

Writing your homework down every day is a great way to stay organized. It’s a lot easier to just write it down rather than trying to remember what you did in each class, chances are you won’t be able to remember everything. Writing it in your phone is always good too!

5. Always do your homework and study!

Make sure you always have your homework done and ready for school. Homework can be a big part of your grade and making sure it’s finished is always important and will make your life a whole lot easier.  

6. Have your Chromebook charged and ready to go

There is a really good chance that you will use your chromebook at least once or twice a day depending on what classes you have. Being behind on work is always stressful and by making sure your chromebook is charged ready to go can prevent this unnecessary stress.

7. Try to plan ahead

If you’re in sports and you know you’re going to have a lot of homework the day of a practice, plan ahead! Make yourself a time schedule just for you. You know what you need to get done before a certain time so get all your work done before you go out instead of worrying about it later.

8. Get enough sleep

Try to get at least 8-10 hours of sleep every night. Don’t stay up too late texting or watching Netflix, you’ll regret it in the morning and wish you went to sleep earlier. Not getting enough sleep can cause you to fall asleep in class and get you off track.

9. Eat a good breakfast every morning

Eating a healthy breakfast is super important. Depending on what you eat in the morning can affect the way you get through the day. If you know you’re always late in the mornings, wake up earlier! Get that healthy breakfast you need to get you through the day.

10. Be open to everyone/everything – always have a positive attitude

Being positive is a major key to success. Being negative all the time can really affect your mood and rub off on the people around you. Always have a positive intake, you’re guaranteed to have less stress!

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