Congratulations! You’ve finally made it to the next level of your scholastic journey, or you’re already well on your way. But, how do you survive it with the least amount of drama? This may be a concern floating around in your head while you’ve better things to be concerned about. Why don’t we free up some bio-gigabytes and make your life a little easier in the process? That way you can get back to socializing and doing your homework.
You’re going to do your homework, right?
Here are four quick tips to help you along your way to avoiding drama and the consequences disrupting your chill regular flow.
TIP ONE: KNOW THYSELF!
Knowing who you are and what you’re about will help you avoid peer pressure and develop character. Stay away from the negative crowd and influences. You know what you struggle with the most, so make sure you set boundaries for yourself to prevent those from becoming a problem.
TIP TWO: RESPECT THE RULES!
Sounds like an easy decision, doesn’t it? It is! While you may object to certain rules, they really do have purpose. Remember the rules are in place to create order and for our protection. Without those, what do we have? That’s right! Drama! Following the rules will make your life so much easier.
TIP THREE: AIM FOR A GOAL!
While it’s fun to socialize with your friends, it’s best to remember you’re here for a purpose. Most people find it’s not the destination, but the journey they enjoy most. Self-satisfaction comes from accomplishment, and you have the power to start designing your life right now. Learn how to set goals and to save money to accomplish those goals if you need it. Plus, if you’re working towards a goal, you’re too busy to get sucked into the drama. Bonus! Figure out what you want and go for it!
TIP FOUR: THINK BEFORE YOU ACT!
Life is a series of decisions, but a decision is not an act. You’ve the ability to take time to think things through before you act. If it doesn’t seem like a good idea, it probably isn’t. Avoid acting on impulsive decisions! Doing crazy things with your friends might be fun, but be careful about what you choose to do. A fun night can easily get out of hand and lead to charges of disorderly conduct. No one wants to deal with legal troubles, so think twice about that crazy things people say to do.
YOU CAN DO THIS!
You’re not alone in this. Utilize your support team of friends, family and school staff if you feel overwhelmed or in trouble. Remember, stay focused, positive and a little respect goes a long way. The journey through high school makes memories for life. Make yourself some good memories, avoid trouble!