High school can be really tough. Hundreds of teens are thrown together and expected to get along, all while they’re still finding their own identity and path in life.
However, since there’s no alternative except for home schooling, most teens are stuck. But, high school doesn’t have to be awful. That’s why we offer our best high school advice.
I know it may seem very, very hard when you’re in high school to keep it in perspective. So, I want to explain why you need to. This may be the most important high school advice. Your time in high school is only a small part of your life. If you live to be eighty, high school represents five percent of your entire life. That’s a very small part of it.
If high school drama starts to bother you, remember that perspective. I barely remember many of the people I knew in high school. Sometimes I have to get the yearbook out! While it seems like your experience is all you will ever know, it isn’t. High school isn’t that important. Remember that if you’re getting down.
In most cases, teens need high school advice because they are too uptight. As a teacher, I noticed that the students who had the hardest time fitting in were those who reacted the most strongly. They were fun to bug so lots of people did.
The key to popularity and success is often just relaxing and not taking yourself so seriously. I had to laugh at all the girls who dolled themselves to alleged perfection everyday and the guys who were so nervous in social situations they always failed. All both groups really needed to do was just relax a little.
Don’t Be Yourself
The standard high school advice for teenagers is to be yourself. That’s terrible advice! If anyone is searching high school advice that means they don’t like themselves. So, don’t be yourself, but be your best self. This means find ways to bring out your best traits, while working on changing your worst ones.
For example, if you’re naturally confident, then bring out your confidence. If you have a tendency to be whiny, then work on not being whiny. Be your best self at all times and you will be successful and popular in your high school.
The number one regret most people have in high school (at least the ones I talk to) is that they didn’t really have a diverse group of friends. They missed out on dates, friendships, and social opportunities because they were snobs.
I turned down a lot of dates in high school because I thought some girls were beneath me. How dumb! I just should’ve relaxed (see tip 2) and had some fun. Break out of your cliques and little groups and make all sorts of friends.
So, hopefully you found this high school advice helpful. We have a book coming out in late February that will help you be more popular and successful in any environment. Keep checking back for more information.