Back To School Advice

September 03, 2017

Set up by Sophie over at One Unique, Huddle and Cuddle is a campaign to help raise awareness of mental health issues by using the means of social media. Influencers have teamed up to help this campaign and to spread the word, allowing people to never feel alone by sharing their experiences with you. Huddle and Cuddle want people to get involved by talking to people, whether it be an influencer, family member or a helpline about their thoughts and challenges they may come across. 

So, when I was asked by Sophie to come up with an idea for a blog post, I immediately thought of back to school. I remember vividly the feelings when September rolled around; a mixture of excitement, but also nerves as I was entering a new year.  

For some, the adjustment can be difficult. Going from weeks and weeks away from the school atmosphere to then be thrust back into it is a challenging emotional time. 

Today, I want to share with you some tips that helped me adapt back to the school/sixth form surroundings and hopefully calm those nerves about returning. 

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Tip 1- Organise 

One of the most important things you can do is have everything sorted and ready the night before you go back to school. This includes your stationary, bag packed, clothes picked and alarm set. If you have to get public transport, know what time your bus/train goes and arrives. 

Tip 2 - Communicate 

If you are feeling a bit nervous or stressed, talk to friends and family. Just communicating with peers the night before can put you in the mindset for back to school. I used to text my friends the day before to ask them to meet me so we could walk in together. It's little things that can help :)

Tip 3 - Schedule in leisure 

Again, another thing I used to do was make sure I had something to look forward to after the first week being back at school. For me, this was organising a trip to town or the Trafford Centre for some much needed retail therapy. This gives you an incentive to get you through the week ahead. 

Tip 4 - Breakdown the issue

Still nervous and none of these tips help? Write down what is really bothering you, no matter how trivial or 'stupid' you think the matter is. Once you have acknowledged the problem, break it down further and look at what you can do to reduce it. 

I hope some of these tips and tricks help and best of luck with the new academic year. 

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