For some people, the love for school comes naturally. They get up every day and, without coaxing, are ready to be here. Others, though, often miss days, come in late, or let it be known they don’t want to be here. I think this attitude creates a negative space for everyone and hinders students from moving forward in their learning. I perfectly understand feeling overwhelmed and drained with work and/or the early mornings, but there are ways for us to prepare ourselves to be ready for the day.
The first way I would recommend to prepare for high school is to make a constructive decision at the start of your day. Make a promise to yourself that you will be kind, attentive, and present. Decide that no one else will mess up your day and that you are in charge of your emotions. You can also decide to be more social by making it a goal to go up to someone you’ve never talked to before and strike up a conversation. Another option is to bring up an interesting new idea to an old friend.
The second way, which is one of my favorite things to do, is to ponder on what happens after high school and how it all ties into what I’m doing right now. The grades and friends you make now are all leading you to your future. Next time you take a test, do your best so you can pass your class and reach your goal. Whatever it is you want to do after school, the things you do now matter. Whatever your plans are for the future, be happy hitting your smaller goals.
Finding the motivation in anything, especially school, can be hard. As I said previously, it might not come naturally to you, but it is something that we have to do. Staying positive makes the whole experience more enjoyable for you and the people around you. Be happy and a light to others because soon, this part of your life will be over, and you’ll want to fondly look back over the memories you’ve made here.