10 Steps to Surviving Sophomore Year

Andrea Birkhead, Reporter

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  1. Don’t procrastinate.
  2. Don’t skip classes.
  3. Make friends with upperclassmen.
  4. Don’t let relationships consume your life.
  5. Challenge yourself.
  6. Reinvent yourself.
  7. Don’t give in to peer-pressure.
  8. Act your age.
  9. Don’t be obnoxious.
  10. Enjoy every minute!


Expansion of Step 6: Reinvent Yourself

When you are in high school, you have the opportunity to reinvent yourself. Reinventing yourself can be difficult, but here are a few things you can do to give you a better outlook on life and yourself. First, clear your mind. Forget about everything that is holding you back whether it is comments made from other people, or your own conscience. Try escaping all the negativity by listening to music, or reading. Next, feel good about the way you look. If you don’t like the way you look, you can change that. Eat healthier, join a sport, or exercise on your own. You should also try new things such as painting, dancing, or playing an instrument. Be confident, calm and kind. No one wants to be friends with someone who is mean or doesn’t think very much about themselves. Lastly, don’t stress about what other people think about you. It shouldn’t matter, as long as you like who you are. Also, stress can lead to breakouts or bad habits that are hard to break.

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