An Update…

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These past few months, I haven’t been able to write much because it is getting to that point in my life where there are exams coming up soon and my school work has to be my priority at the moment. Despite that I still would love to continue with this blog but I may not be able to write as many posts as frequently.

Hopefully, I will be able to find some free time and write a few posts but if not, I will try to catch up with them in the near future.

As always thanks for reading and I hope you understand.

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How To Survive Secondary School/High School

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 Whether you have been to secondary school/high school yet or not, you could use these tips for yourself or pass them onto younger siblings etc. Depending which country you live in, the school system will be different to other countries. Secondary school and high school usually consist of pre-teens and mid-teens. Without further ado, I shall commence with the school tips.

Making friends:

It might sound harder than you think but by simply talking to people in your classes and form and by giving off the right first impression, you should be able to make more friends by doing this. Another good way is to join a club in or outside of school which leads me onto my next point.

Joining clubs:

You don’t have to attend a club in school but a positive to joining one in school is that you’ll meet more people in your class or year and hopefully build a friendship with them. Another good thing when joining a club is that it is an extra skill for you which could help with your school work. It can also be something to put on your CV when applying for a job.

Don’t make enemies:

Enemies aren’t good in any situation of life but especially during your school life through your teens. Holding grudges against people is only an extra weight for you to drag along with you everyday. It’s best not to have any enemies because you don’t know when they’ll spring back on you. As long as you are fair, kind, considerate, loyal and honest with all your friends and people around you, you shouldn’t have any problems with anyone.

Participating in lessons:

Putting your hand up or volunteering in class can sometimes be a little embarrassing but there is no harm in trying. Despite whether you get the answer right or wrong, you will learn from what you do. It may even help you when revising that topic because you can back track to that memory from when you were in class. As you start to volunteer more in class, it will also boost your confidence and give your teacher a good impression that you are a hard working student.

Stay on top of your homework:

You may not enjoy it or want to do it, but the quicker you get it done, the better it will be for you and you’ll also be able to relax and enjoy the rest of evening or weekend! You won’t have any teachers constantly on your back or giving you detentions, make it easier for yourself and get it all done.

Don’t rush with people:

When making new friends, you don’t want to rush the person into a friendship with you because you may not get to know each other as well. It’s important to give them time and to give yourself time, it’s best to slowly build your friendship up rather than to rush into something that might not have a happy ending. Don’t put pressure onto them as you wouldn’t want them to put pressure onto you.

I may create another post similar to this if I’m able to think of more tips and tricks. I hope you enjoyed this blog and that you have a good week!

Thanks for reading

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“Never Grow Up”

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 It has recently occurred to me that in less of a year’s time, I will have made so pretty big choices for my education and maybe even my life. I haven’t thought about what will happen in the future and it has suddenly hit me that I’m going to have to keep making important decisions from now on.

I already have two jobs at this age, I think as for someone my age that I have taken quite a lot of responsibility as well as school work. I am working for myself to earn money, who ever is reading this whether you’ve had a job yet or not, whenever it comes to getting paid. I get this little hit of satisfaction that I have maintained to fulfil my job. I feel as if I am maturing everyday when I take on the responsibility to work. Later on in the year, I will have completed work experience. In case, you don’t know it is when you apply to work at a business or anywhere that’ll accept you to work for a week to two. This is a taster of what having a job would actually be like and it can be put on your CV, which shows that you have had experience in a job environment.

A lot of exams will be coming up, a lot of care and practice has been going into them but on that one day it’ll come to the time where I am faced with the test paper and a limited amount of time to prove my intelligence. Growing up into the real world is happening all too quickly…

Today was a bit of eye opener, I hope you realise that you should cherish your time and waste your time while you’re young, free and able to do anything.

Thanks for reading

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Should We Fight For Our Beliefs?

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As I attend a school full of pre-teens and teenagers, a lot of them are insecure about stating their passions because they may not have enough self-confidence to stand up for their beliefs. Occasionally I pass by a group of people, I often overhear someone’s opinion being put down; someone else in their group is discriminating against their opinion. Unfortunately, a small fraction actually stand up for their belief. Hopefully today I can inspire you or help you to gain confidence to not be ashamed or what you like.

If the topic of something you are passionate about comes up in a conversation between you and a group of friends or people you have just met, you should make it obvious that you like the topic whether it be religion, music or something else. I also think standing up for your beliefs shows that you are a strong capable character who is not afraid to speak out above the others. Before you get to expressing your interests, you must have a good confidence because it is hard to talk about what you love in front of others.

I don’t know how it came to me but some stage in my life recently, it got to point where I didn’t care about what others thought of me. I think it takes something big to give you that extra push to not caring about what others think. I’m not sure how this situation occurred but it eventually happened; I’m glad that I can openly talk about what I love and not give a damn about what other people think. I might sound up myself but I’m not, there are also other positives when standing up for your beliefs. I think it is a valuable quality especially if you are in the right workplace because it shows that you are a passionate person who can fight for their beliefs. It also shows that you are strong and that you have confidence.

It is important not to get to cocky and don’t forget that other people will have different opinions to you, it also takes a mature person to accept other people’s view and to take them into consideration. Keep going and stand up for your beliefs because who will? “Be a lover not fighter, but always fight for what you love.” 

I hope that you are feeling a little more inspired or confident even if you don’t I hope that you take this into consideration and that this has had a positive outlook for you. Thanks for reading xoxo

 

Back To School Tips!

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Hello, I am back from my holiday. I hope you didn’t miss my blogs but if you did then don’t worry now. If any of you would like to read about my holiday then please just comment letting me know. Anyway… I thought back to school tips would be appropriate for this time of the year because it’s when everyone goes back to school and I had my first day too! Hope you enjoy my tips and find them useful!

1. Starting isn’t as scary as it sounds- if you are starting high school, secondary school or any other, don’t worry about it. You probably hear all the adults assuring you that it will be alright and I don’t mean to repeat but they are right. Everyone seems to overthink about and hear other people say it’s terrible etc, but I can reassure you that I have experienced it thinking that it was going to be bad but in actually fact it wasn’t. You might think there are strict teachers, tons of homework, you’ll make no friends BUT if you stick to the teacher’s rules, get your homework done as soon as you get it and try to socialise you will be fine. A year or so, you’ll wonder why you worried in the first place.

2. Get to know the school grounds- I don’t know about any other countries in the world but I know in England when you move up to secondary school, a few weeks before the summer holidays you spend a day at your upcoming school to get used to the new school and get to know it. This is a great idea because some people worry about getting lost but by visiting your school beforehand you get to know the area. If other countries don’t do this the they should.

3. Be organised- one of the worst things is to wake up and not have enough equipment, an unpacked bag, no outfit/uniform prepared or a lost trainer. Get all you school notebooks, notepads, folders, pencils etc a few weeks before school because you’ll spend your whole summer doing something and completely forget about. As for packing your bag, getting your outfit and sports bag ready do that the night before so you can sleep the night peacefully knowing that you are prepared and ready for school.

4. The old saying- “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” Although, some doctors might debate about this, having breakfast before school is especially important as you will be more alert and perform better in class. Food will keep your energy up and help you get through the long day of school.

5. Get enough sleep- teens need at least eight and a half hours of sleep each night to feel rested and to avoid sleep deprivation. Studies show that getting the right amount of sleep before a maths test were three times more likely to get a higher grade than those who stayed up all night.

I hope that these tips help you and whenever you start school or already have, good luck with any future tests and remember to study for the results you want! Thanks for reading xoxo

Exams

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Exams are probably one of the most stressful times of a teen’s life. Around this time of the year, people in secondary school or high school are preparing or in the middle of their exams. The amount of things we have to revise and remember is unbelievable. Sometimes when I revise and don’t understand something, I have a breakdown and feel like I’m going to fail the test and my whole life! In actual fact, it’s just a little phase and you might feel like that too but it is going to be okay.

Whatever you are stuck on, break it down into smaller pieces remember panicking is just going to make it worse. If you are feeling a little under pressure, take a break and try to calm down, it WILL help you relax and to revise. Perhaps going through the work with a friend especially if they understand it would definitely help you because they’ll know when too much is for you also they will probably explain it a whole lot easier than your parents or teacher. If you cannot figure out how to work out the answer then just leave it for a while because I guarantee once you’ve concentrated on something else and go back to it, you will understand the previous question and find it so much easier. Remember to focus on the other topics in the exam, if you cannot do one of them. “Focus on your strengths because they will over power your weaknesses.” (Just made this up, I think it’s a pretty cool quote).

One of the worst things about exams are the night before, even though you’ve done a good amount of revision, you still feel you have to revise the night before which piles up even more stress. Revising the night before just makes it worse and in fact I find you’re more likely to forget everything you have learnt. Rather than worry about revising at 11:00pm at night, you should get some sleep because you’re more likely to remember the things you have learnt and getting a few extra hours of sleep improves your health and mind.

If you don’t revise then why not? You only get once chance to do them and it’s not like they take up your whole life, it might feel like they do but your school years are only the beginning years of your life. Just put your social life to the side for a while because you can always get back to it. Your final exams only come once and I don’t know about any other countries around the world but in the UK we don’t get a second chance so if you are reading this and you are from the UK, then please take them seriously because these exams determine part of your future life.

Another nerve-racking thing about exams is walking into the hall or classroom. You see the papers lay down on the desks and as you walk up to your seat, you know that “this is it”. You take your seat, write your name on your paper and when the teacher tells you to go, that’s it. The first few questions are easy but as you proceed the questions get harder and then there’s that one question that completely blanks your mind. You stare around looking for someone to help you but there are strict rules, it feels like the end. Suddenly, you remember how to workout the question, you feel like you are going to ace the exam.

Once the test is over about after a week, you receive your results. Just before you get your paper, you get butterflies and feel so nervous about it. Whenever I’m about get back exam results, I always prepare myself for the worst but when I get a better grade than I thought I would it just makes me feel so much better about myself. I would definitely recommend this to avoid disappointment. Just remember whatever results you get back whether good or bad, you will always find something to fall back on whether it is drama, dance or another school subject.

Here’s a video to show you that exams don’t rule your life and to inspire you.

I hope you enjoyed this blog and that it eased your mind slightly. If you have got exams this week or anytime in the future, good luck! Thanks for reading xoxo

School!

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There are a lot of stresses over school, bullying, homework, boys and lots of other things. At this stage in school life, I’m at the point where I have to pick my GCSEs and its a very hard decision because there is a variety of different things to do. If you are are at this stage too, let me know in the comments what you’re thinking of taking.

Homework was and still is always annoying to get out of the way because you get so much to do in little time, teachers don’t realise that we have social lives. If you were like me and always left homework to the night before, don’t do this because you don’t put as much effort as you would in the daytime, it also means that you get less sleep which means you wake up grumpy, as if Mondays weren’t bad enough! I would plan my homework schedule out and make sure there are breaks too because you don’t want to be doing it the whole day. Make sure you balance it out with your social life, you can’t be stuck in your room all day. This is a great way of getting into a habit and getting things in on time.

A lot of girls in school, feel the need to come in high skirts, face full of make up etc in order to impress boys. School isn’t a place to meet boys, you go to school to learn. You can’t go to school looking like a supermodel so just tone it down with the make up. If you’re lucky enough to find someone, then that’s great but don’t feel as if you HAVE to get a boyfriend in school. At this time in your life you don’t really need to concentrate on boys, just study hard and worry about them later in your life.

Bullying is also another thing at school, if you seem a little different or you don’t fit in as well for some reason these bullies pick on you but there is no logic to this because no one should be the same, just imagine if everyone was the same! Bullies are probably the ones that used to be picked on for being different and they feel that they have to make everyone else suffer.”Be yourself, everyone else is already taken”- Oscar Wilde. If you want to read more about this, then just click on the link to my blog about bullying: https://natalayacooke.wordpress.com/2014/02/15/bullying/

I hope that you enjoyed my blog about school life and that you can relate to some of these things. Thanks for reading.

Until next time, bye xoxo