BACK TO SCHOOL!
Parents rejoice! Children ….well….I dunno?
I don’t actually remember what the first day of school felt like, but I do have a vague memory of it being extremely un-nerving. New grade, new teachers, new friends, new subjects…it’s all very stressful!
I thought I’d post a few “First Day of School Tips” for those of you braving the halls today…mind you these are not my own, I found them on the internet (of course).
TIP #1: Pretend it’s just another day…not the FIRST day. This way some of the pressure is off and you’ll feel a little more at ease.
TIP #2: Get ready the night before. Have all your stuff ready to go as soon as you wake up. This will give you more time to have a good breakfast and time to collect your thoughts before the big day. Rushing only creates more stress.
TIP #3: Eat a healthy breakfast. Not only will this get your body and brain moving, it’ll put you in a better mood! Braving the first day of school is much easier when your body is happy too. But don’t eat too much! Being too full will weigh you down and make you tired.
TIP #4: Make sure you’ve got a couple of bucks in your wallet. Saving money on lunch is KEY. But this rule doesn’t really apply on the first day. Having lunch out, is a good way to make new friends and have good conversation, it’s the perfect way to “break the ice”. Always smile and keep a positive energy when enjoying lunch with old friends and potential new ones. (never talk behind anyone’s back) Eventually you’ll be able to enjoy your own lunches at school, but this is a nice treat to start the year off.
TIP #5: Don’t forget to put your pants on. Ok, this might be my own personal tip for you. But it could really ruin the ENTIRE school experience if you forget. I know it seems crazy, just trust me….I’ve seen it happen.
Good Luck out there! The rest is up to you.
(btw the above picture is of my mom, sister and I on our first day of school. Circa 1993…I think? I’m on the right. That was before school made me nervous and before it was a bad idea to wear shoulder pads. Way to go Ma!)