10 Things I Wish I Knew In High School : Advice for Surviving School

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High school advice remains relevant to me at 27, as it was when I was 17. When I was nervous about something my mom always told me to ask the question,”Will this matter in 10 years from now?” Well, it’s been over 10 years since I was a freshman in high school and I have to admit, she was right. I can’t seem to remember most of the things that bothered me back then and when I take the time to look back I realize now that I made things out to be much worse than they are.

Here is a quick video that explains Top 10 Things I wish I knew in high school:

If you’re reading this and you are in high school, or of any age, I hope the 10 things I wish I knew help you to realize that everything does eventually work itself out.

When you watch the video, one of the most profound experiences for me was in dating. I never had a boyfriend for all of my four years of high school. I would often cry because I thought no one liked me. I came up with every reason why I wasn’t good enough. It turns a few years later that multiple guys came up to me telling me that they had a crush on me but they were to intimidated to talk to me! This just shows that we tend to make things out to be negative when we shouldn’t. If things are not how you would expect them to be in high school, or life for the matter, such as dating was for me, it does not mean that anything is wrong with you! The only thing wrong is how hard you are being on yourself.

High school should be a wonderful time in your life. Each day as we get older, we look back and we miss where we are now. So instead of worring about things, realise how lucky you are to have today. Appreciate each moment.

What did you think of the tips? If you have any questions or stories from highschool please share in the comments!

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  1. Hello! I found your tips to be well-articulated and helpful not only in High school but also in
    college! So thanks again for sharing them with us Lindsay. Your mom sounds like a judicially wise woman! Although escaping the effects of these high school “stressors” is almost inevitable, learning how to manage stress in all forms effectively is an essential component in becoming successful at our jobs as you alluded to in your video. My experience in high school went like this in a nutshell… First, I started with writing down some attainable goals and began using these “Daily Planners” which became useful when setting consistent study dates and times and which I did sincerely struggle to keep up with. Consequently, it did give me more spare time to indulge in social responsibilities…etc. Using them also sped up the process of reviewing course materials and creating more room for understanding difficult concepts…
    It’s true that I’ve become more appreciative of extracurricular participation and volunteering more so than before. However, the most valuable advice I’ve received in high school from my mom is to set aside enough time for sleep and living a healthy lifestyle. This approach helps us become more energetic and focused in school.
    Regards

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