Stress is something that many people, especially people with busy schedules, deal with. Your stress could be caused by school, sports, friends, or even family. One of the best ways to deal with stress is spending time with people who make you comfortable. Talking to someone can be so stress relieving. If you are around people you enjoy being with, you will most likely forget about the stress in your life and have fun. Sleep is also a very important factor to relieve stress. Getting a good night's sleep will give you more energy and allow you to be more productive. Time management is a great way to get rid of stress as well. If you are stressed, it may be because you are busy and could have been more reasonable with how you spent your time. Next time you are stressed try using some of these helpful strategies to lessen it.
Drug Abuse Olivia Owens During your time in middle school, you’ll most likely come across drugs. Maybe your friend gave it to you, or your parents had some in your house you wanted to try. Either way, you should not take non prescription drugs at an early age. Taking drugs like heroin, meth, and any form of cigarette and vape can cause lifetime illnesses; it can also cause death. You also may be peer pressured into doing drugs with your friends. How will do you say no? If you’ve already been laced on and addicted how do you stop? Maybe you have family members or friends who use these drugs, how do you express that you want them to stop?… If you have a family member or friend abusing these drugs. The first thing consider is getting help for that person. Seeing that they get some sort of help is also a priority. Then again this all depends on the age of the person. Another thing to consider when helping someone is that you always can’t help everyone.. Some people who’ve been laced won’t want treatment. Just be aware when fighting off these addicting drugs and etc… It doesn’t make you look cool, it ruins your health mentally and physical.
Positivity is Key Makena Metheny
Staying positive is one of the most important things you can do each and every day! For most people it can be a challenge to keep a positive attitude. But, there are many simple tips you can use stay positive. The first thing you can do is to start your day strong. Wake up in the morning with a good attitude. Develop a morning routine to keep you going and you can even listen to music to keep you on track. Another way to keep a good attitude is to talk positively to yourself and others. The way you talk and think makes a huge impact on how you act. Instead of saying something negative, or thinking the worst of a situation, think in a good way. Tell yourself, “I got this!” or “I can do it!” Hanging out with positive people and appreciating others makes it easier to think positively as well. Don’t forget it’ll never hurt you to give a compliment or a smile or two. Even though it can be hard to be positive, it is 100% achievable. Start small and try to think about or write down positive things that happen in your life each day. Always focus on the best of every situation.
Don't Worry About What Others Think Makena Metheny
At some point most of us, before we leave for school, have probably said “What if someone says something about my outfit.” or “What if they don’t like my shirt.” We have all had those days when you are self-conscious about something because you are afraid someone could embarrass you. In all reality, the chances of someone saying something to you (about that specific thing) are not likely The only person that knows you best is you. Just because one thing works good for someone that doesn’t mean it’ll work for you. That person does not know what would benefit you the best. They are putting in their own knowledge about what they believe you should do when they haven’t experienced things from your point of view. It’s like the saying “One person’s trash, is another ones treasure.” We all are all unique and different and work in so many different ways. You have probably heard this a million times, but also, it is none of their business. Why should it matter to them how you did something, or what you wore? You personally are allowed to have you own thoughts, feelings, and opinions about things. The you that you are now, is perfect! Don’t let others change you, only change for yourself. Life is too short to worry about others. Most of the people that are around you today you may not even know in 10 years. Do not spend your time worrying about what others think, when you could be having fun. It is impossible to please everyone and make them happy, so only do what makes you happy and live your life to the fullest!
How to Balance Schoolwork and After-School Activities Makena Metheny
Balancing homework & schoolwork with after school activities can definitely be a challenge for lots of people at times. Homework can start to add up & it may seem like you have so much to do in so little time! The most important part of getting your homework done is time management. One easy way to manage your time is to use a planner. Using a planner can help you remember what you have to do as well as see where you have time in your schedule each day to complete homework or study. Extracurricular activities could cause you to get behind in your schoolwork. If you are extra busy one week make sure you pay close attention in class to save you time with studying outside of school. Even ask your teachers for help on certain topics if you are falling behind. It is also very important with a busy schedule to stop & take breaks sometimes. Everyone sometimes just needs a moment to recharge. You will work better & be able to get more done if you are well rested. Even though you may want to just get on your computer & play games sometimes when a teacher gives you free time or you finish you work early, it can be best to study and finish assignments when you know that you may not have time to it later. Another important thing to do is to figure out what your priorities are. If you have a test tomorrow, but you have homework due in 3 days, study for the test because the test is sooner. Do what is most necessary to help you succeed!
Advice on Middle School Friendships Olivia Owens
Middle school is one tough chapter in everyone’s life. Middle school is finding out who you want to be, and what type of people you want to be around. Sometimes it can be hard dealing with friendships in this stage of your life. Everything around you seems so confusing. Who should you be friends with? Will they support your sexuality or your morals? Do they try in school, or do they even come to school at all. So before giving up on the friendships you have, try using these methods/advice. Communication is key. Having an open friendship is very important. If your friend hurts your feelings, tell them. Let them know how you feel, if not you’ll end up getting hurt worse. Sometimes instead of talking about the problem, we seek revenge. We’ll talk behind our friends back just because of miscommunication. This can hurt your friend feelings, but more importantly it can shows your true colors. Being toxic over miscommunication is just being flat out mean, you don’t have a lot of excuses. Especially if you never even talked to your friend about the problem. Find a good time to talk to your friend, and figure out what he or she is feeling. Another piece of advice is find your click that fits you. If your friends are talking about skipping school and never doing homework and you know that’s not you, leave them. You don’t want to be in a friendship/friend group that doesn’t support your decisions, or doesn’t want you to succeed. Though sometimes it can be hard to let go. Once you’re friends with someone for so long, it’s like you just can’t let go no matter how hard you try. If this is this case, then take baby steps. Start slowly by talking to them less. As you proceed, start declining to hangout with them. You don’t have to be rude by it, just say something like “Thank you but no thank you.” You always want to be surrounded by people who support you. Middle school is hard. It’s not easy for academics and emotions. Middle school can be very confusing, but having friends by your side makes everything a little easier. Try to surround yourself with the happy who make you happy, and want to support you through middle school’s crazy ride.