How Do I Survive My First Day in a New School?

Hi everyone!

How have you been, guys? I came back from school, made myself some hot chocolate, wrapped myself up in a warm blanket (those sweet autumn traditions, you know), and now I’m ready to read your wonderful messages. Here’s one from Brooklyn, and it looks like she’s worried about her first day in a new school.

Hi, Brooklyn! I see that you feel very nervous, as you don’t know what to expect on your first day in a new school. We often fear the unknown, but hey, you know what? I believe that positive thinking can help us in many situations, including the one you described in your letter.

So, first of all, breathe in and out and relax a bit. Fear and anxiety won’t help you enjoy the first day at your new school with your new friends (which I’m sure you are going to make VERY SOON). And, of course, I know how to turn this big day from a TERRIFYING one to an ENJOYABLE experience. Here’s what you can do.

  • Try to look at the BRIGHT SIDE of things. It’s a new town and a new school, and there are so many good new things waiting for you! Concentrate on new opportunities rather than on things you miss.
  • Be kind and open to others. Smile and be friendly, and you’ll see other teens coming up to you and trying to learn more about their new schoolmate.
  • Be yourself and don’t try to be someone else to make a certain impression. Honesty and being true to yourself are always welcome.
  • Put on your favorite clothes. This will make you feel comfortable. If you have a “lucky shirt” or a “lucky skirt,” wear them, and your belief in their superpowers will work miracles!
  • Learn more about the activities that your new school offers and think of joining some of them. Sometimes it can be easier to make new friends on a sports team or at the school theater than in class.
  • Try to find other newcomers. You may have a lot in common and you can support each other while you’re trying to adjust to new people and new surroundings.
  • Take part in conversations and discussions. It’s a good way to introduce yourself and let others know you better.
  • Don’t get upset if you don’t make friends on your very first day in a new school. Others (and YOU TOO) may need more time to break the ice and start communicating.

I hope these little tips can help you feel comfortable and confident on your first day in a new school, Brooklyn! Let’s keep in touch! Send me a message and let me know how things are going!

Have you ever found yourselves in a similar situation, guys? How did you survive your first day in a new school? Let’s chat in the comments!

XOXO, Sue

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