Some Tools For: Surviving High School

  1. Pencils: to take notes.
    1. I used to believe the only information I gained from high school was what I  memorized “learned” to later regurgitate for a grade.
    2. That’s not the case. I learned:
      1. How to deal with difficult teachers = How to deal with difficult bosses.
      2. How to productively manage stress.
      3. How to manage my time.
  1. Highlighters: pay extra attention
    1. It could be gigantic or it could be miniscule, but there is a least one highlight in every day. Cherish it.
    2. And every day, try to be someone else’s highlight. It will make them feel good and it will make you feel good.
  2. Erasers: to forget mistakes.
    1. Everyone makes mistakes. I’ve lost friends and made friends while in high school. It is important to know how to forgive and forget because carrying around that baggage doesn’t help anyone.
  1. A Lock: to protect what’s yours
    1. You have a mind of your own. Make your own decisions. Do not do something you are not comfortable with because you want to fit in.
    2. In four years (maximum: depending on what grade you are in), the person/people you are receiving peer pressure from won’t be in your life anymore, but you will be left with the consequences and responsibility for your own decisions.
  2. A Watch: keep track of time.
    1. When you’re struggling to stay awake during emotionally trying lectures because (1) they’re boring and (2) you stayed up late the previous night doing mountains of homework, I know, time stands still.
    2. But when you look back at the end of your senior year, you won’t believe how quickly your high school experience flew by.

This post was inspired by “How to put on your face”:

I hope this post made you smile 🙂 Have a great day!

Until next time,



Published by Morgan Peace

Morgan Peace is the author of Piece by Peace: A Collection of Musings. She had created this blog to share the pebbles of wisdom that she picks up on her journey.

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