How To Thrive in High School

High School is tough. Honestly, I don’t think teenagers receive enough credit for how difficult and consuming it can be. It can be especially tough when you’re still figuring out who you are and ultimately what you want to do with your life.

Personally, I like school (for the most part). I believe there’s so much to learn about the world and how everything works. I look at school as a stepping stone to doing bigger and better things. I remind myself that everything I’m doing now, is for my future. That being said, here are a few tips that I have come up with to help you thrive in high school:


1. Stay away from drama & toxic people.

It’s not worth the stress you’ll go through. You already have enough going on in your life, and bringing that into the picture won’t help you in school.


2. Study! Do not just blow off studying!

It is so important. If you’re not prepared for class, quizzes or tests, your grades are going to show it and your report card will too.


3. Ask for help.

It’s okay to ask a teacher or parent for help when you need it. That’s why you have teachers. To help you learn and understand the subject.


4. Surround yourself with like-minded people.

Other people can influence your motivation & ambition. The people you surround yourself with have a large impact on you. Choose those people wisely.


5. Don’t give up.

Keep pushing & doing the work because it will pay off. I honestly believe that anyone, can do anything, at any time.


6. Be kind to everyone you see and meet.

High school is a tough time for everyone. Each person is going through something. Even a simple “hello” or “how are you?” with a smile could change someone’s day.


Always remember that you’re super blessed to be going to school. Some kids don’t have that opportunity and would absolutely love to learn the things you do. Take advantage of these years of growth & make the most of every moment!


Hi, I’m Lauren.

I’m passionate about traveling, and sharing my experiences through photography and writing.

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