Changing from primary to high school can be super exciting, but challenging as well. Don’t be nervous about it though - here’s some advice to make your journey easier.

Get involved

High school is a time for you to find yourself and explore different passions, talents and interests. Don’t be afraid to get involved in sports, cultural activities and other programs at your school. These activities teach you valuable skills, prepare you for life after school and, best of all, they’re a fun way to challenge yourself and make friends!

Set goals

Setting study and personal goals for yourself helps you stay focused on what you need to do. Being goal-oriented in high school also makes you more confident, independent and less influenced by pressures you may experience.

Choose your squad wisely

The people you choose to spend the most time with in high school will have an impact on your life- that’s just a fact. It’s important to make sure you build a squad that’ll have a lasting positive impact. Here are some ways you can recognise a good friend, why good friends are so important to have, and some tips on distancing yourself from toxic “friends”.

Slay in your lane

It’s easy to focus on what your friends and classmates are up to in high school. A little curiosity is harmless, but it can become an issue when most of your energy is spent on thinking about others and comparing yourself to them. Remember that you have a mind of your own, and you’ve got your own journey – don’t spend it wishing you had someone else’s life. We’ve got a great article about slaying in your lane, which you can read here.

Take care

Taking care of your physical and mental health is so important in high school because, not only is your body going through some intense changes, but the stress of high school responsibilities can start to feel overwhelming if you aren’t taking care of yourself. Eating lots of brain foods, getting enough sleep and exercising often are some of the easiest ways to take care of yourself and stay on top of your academic game.

Manage your time

One of the biggest sources of stress for high school students is bad time management, which is no surprise. After all, you need to juggle your exams, projects, extracurriculars, home chores and your social life. The best way to avoid feeling overwhelmed is to learn how to manage your time properly. A few easy ways to do this include keeping a calendar and diary, managing expectations and prioritising tasks properly. For more advice, give this article a read.

High school can be stressful and demanding at times - but you’ve got the strength to handle it. If you ever feel overwhelmed, remember that you can always check out our Life and Study articles for advice, or chat to us privately on AskCellCgirl about anything that may be bothering you. Good luck!

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