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How To Survive High School | Advice + Tips

Hey, girl! So by now, you are probably back in school by this point, and many of you are probably in highschool. So for this post, I wanted to give you my best advice for back to school. Yes, I am online schooled but I have gone to junior high and I know a little bit about high school. So, hopefully these tips can make high school a little less of a struggle πŸ˜€

ps. just a heads up it might get a little clichΓ© or sappy up in here, just warning you πŸ˜‚


Don’t Cave Into Fads

Do any of you guys remember the whole silly band fad when you were in middle school? Man, those things were different… LOL.

As far as fashion goes, why try to be someone else? Don’t just wear a brand or piece of clothing because everyone else is. I know it can be hard because you just want to fit in, but I can promise you, being yourself is so much better.

Don’t Try To Fit in With Everyone

Everyone has different likes, dislikes, and you probably won’t get along with everyone in high school, let’s be honest. Some people won’t want to be your bestest friend ever, and that’s okay! Just know you vibe with some people, and others not so much, but that’s totally normal!

Join Clubs and Activities

Yes, Netflix binge-watching is a real thing. But highschool only lasts so long, and before you know it, it’ll be over. Enjoy it while it lasts; be active in sports, join clubs, participate in meetings, pep rallies, and school dances! There is something for everyone, plus it’s a great way to find friends and people with common interests πŸ™‚

Always Submit Your Best Work

I know, easier said than done. And as much as a hate to say it, your grades in highschool really do matter. And I know I just told you to join clubs and activities. but don’t forget about your schoolwork. If you try hard and do your best, only good things can happen.

Think About Afer High School

The decisions you make in high school can really affect your career, and yes, I know I do sound like a mom or your guidance counsellor, but it’s true. Don’t drop classes or school altogether just because it’s hard. Don’t hold yourself back from your dream job πŸ˜‰

Learn To Say “No”

Saying no is completely okay, and sometimes I feel that, teens especially, have a hard time saying no to friends. You don’t have to do anything anyone says. (except your parents and teachers, obviously) You shouldn’t ever have to do something you don’t want to, and make sure you always remember that. Whether it’s cheating on a test, going to a party, or taking a drink of alcohol, always remember you have a choice to say no.

Remember Friends Come and Go

I have had a really hard time with this one over the past two years especially. As much as it hurts, sometimes friends just drift apart, and that’s okay. About two years ago, my best friend just suddenly decided she didn’t really want to be friends anymore, just like that. I was really sad for a while, but looking back, it was definitely for the best. We just didn’t have the same morals or values anymore, and I am super grateful for the amazing friends I have now. So remember, friends will come and go in highschool, and that’s totally ok.

Asking for Help When You Need It

Never be afraid to ask for help. There are about a million corny quotes on Pinterest about how asking for help isn’t a sign of weakness, it’s a sign of strength, and I won’t even bother with one of those quotes, lol. But if you are stuck on an assignment, ask a friend! Ask a teacher, classmate, you parent, whatever. Because trust me, you would much rather ask for help and do well, than not ask for help and struggle.

Take Classes You Want To Take

Yes, it can be really fun to take classes with your friends and spend time with them. But it’s also important you focus on you, don’t just take classes because your friends are in them. Take classes you are interested in and because you want to take them. Take classes that will be helpful for your dream job or a hobby you might want to take on!

Don’t Sacrifice Your Grades For Your Social Life

This one pretty much speaks for itself, but please, I’m begging you, don’t sacrifice your grades and potential career for your social life. Grades are truly important and you never want to limit yourself further on.

Try Hard and Do Your Best

All in all, I think the best thing you can do in highschool is just try hard and do your best. There will be ups, and a few downs, but if you just do your best, everything else will work it’s way out πŸ˜€

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Okay, well hopefully this post didn’t make me sound too much like a geek. πŸ˜‚ My blog is dedicated to teens and tips and tricks on making our lives a little easier, so I figured any advice I could give might be helpful πŸ™‚

Do you know any freshman going into highschool or someone who could use a little advice? Share this post with them! I would totally appreciate it!


Taiya Maddison





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  • Reply
    24/09/2017 at 2:55 pm

    You are such a great writer, Taiya, and this was great advice for anyone going into high school, even like me who does online school too πŸ˜€

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    25/09/2017 at 4:14 am

    this post has tons of really great advice taiya!! 😚 it’ll definitely help me in my first year of highschool! 😁

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    27/09/2017 at 4:25 pm

    I have recently finished the UK-equivalent of high school and could not agree more with these tips! I feel like remembering that people and hence friendships change a lot is important – especially when we’re at this stage in our life (:

    maria | http://whatismaria.com

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      Taiya Maddison
      27/09/2017 at 7:32 pm

      Yes totally, I couldn’t agree more! Thanks for stopping by and commenting! I just checked out your blog and it’s so amazing! πŸ˜€

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      08/05/2019 at 1:36 pm

      This was really helpful, I’m currently doing my last year and this is definitely what I needed to get me going. Thanks

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