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how did you stay positive during school?

worried ill get distracted and not stay committed help

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Emily’s Answer

I love the honesty of your question!

Just remember that this is a very short period of your life and you can make the best of it by taking good steps for your future. Even if you have no idea what you want to do with your future you can use this time to investigate, learn, and grow.

Also, remember that a few years from now, life will be completely different for you and there will be no one telling you what to do - you will have to make those decisions yourself. So enjoy this time of few responsibilities and being told which steps to take next. Soon bills will need to be paid, life will be coming at you from every direction and you will have less time to spend hanging out with friends and doing what you enjoy.

I know you probably hear it all the time and don't believe it (I didn't either) But this truly is the best, most fun, part of your life. Take it day by day and try to enjoy what it is. There will come a time when you look back and wish you could be here again.

Best of luck to you!!
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Katya’s Answer

Hi, you need to remember your purpose and your reason why you are in school. Yes, it’s very easy to get distracted but also you could easily bring yourself back on track.

Keeping the focus-staying connected to your work, maybe even working at the school, being part of a positive cause will also eliminate the free time. Every time you think you are loosing your focus- just say :” I need this for me-this is my future “.

Surround yourself by people that have the same work ethics. Have a daily schedule of what takes place . It’s important to keep the discipline, to exercise, to care for you first. When I was in college- I knew it was important for my parents for me to graduate and I couldn’t disappoint them-that was also a huge motivator for me coming from an immigrant family.

Another motivator was I paid a high tuition, I wanted to keep my scholarships and I worked hard to make sure my grades are up to part. Also, when you graduate and you begin going for your first job interviews- company do have an interest in your GPA-so keep that in mind as well.

Everyone has their reasons-find your own.
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Raj’s Answer

It is important to know that everyday is a step by step process. It may seem insurmountable at times, but if you stay with it and stay positive (I know sounds cliched) - but it will all work out.

Few steps:
1. Eat a good breakfast
2 Get enough sleep
3. Make sure you are involved in activities
4. Find activities to ensure that you are feeling good about yourself.
5. Focus on the big pictures.

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Samantha’s Answer

Hi Lexie,

Be optimistic about school. Make sure not to focus on the negative in every situation. Smile all the time!
Encourage other students, make lots of friends, take feedback constructively.
Take advantage of extra help and help others, focus on your strengths.
Stay patient with yourself when you're trying to change.
Find hobbies outside of school.

I hope this helps,

Sam

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Karen’s Answer

You've already taken the first step to staying positive by asking the question and being open to listening to ideas. Only you control your attitude. Yes, there will be challenging times and it's ok to feel down or negative at times. But if you wake up most days and remind yourself of your skills and values, you are more likely to have a good day.

Karen recommends the following next steps:

Each morning while brushing your teeth think about something that will be positive in your day. Things like a cup of coffee, sunshine, seeing a friend.
Just as your hit the pillow at night remind yourself of one good thing that happened that day. Little accomplishments like completing an assignment or taking time to say hello to someone new.
If you find you are having a lot of negative thoughts, ask for help from a counselor or friend.
Keep believing in yourself!
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Howard’s Answer

It can be a challenge staying positive during these early formative years of your pending adulthood. Look for fellow students who have a positive attitudes, have goals, and who are involved in sports/clubs, While there is no guarantee that students involved in these activities will be positive influences, they are more likely to displays desirable behavior traits as they represent the school.

Also, look for ways to foster and nurture your own interests/hobbies through club and civic organizations sponsored by your school. Lastly, look for underclassmen to take under your wing or to befriend. There is no better way to encourage and foster positivity in your own life than to be a positive role model to someone else.
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Emily’s Answer

I love the honesty of your question!

Just remember that this is a very short period of your life and you can make the best of it by taking good steps for your future. Even if you have no idea what you want to do with your future you can use this time to investigate, learn, and grow.

Also, remember that a few years from now, life will be completely different for you and there will be no one telling you what to do - you will have to make those decisions yourself. So enjoy this time of few responsibilities and being told which steps to take next. Soon bills will need to be paid, life will be coming at you from every direction and you will have less time to spend hanging out with friends and doing what you enjoy.

I know you probably hear it all the time and don't believe it (I didn't either) But this truly is the best, most fun, part of your life. Take it day by day and try to enjoy what it is. There will come a time when you look back and wish you could be here again.

Best of luck to you!!
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Prentice’s Answer

- Be optimistic about school. Make sure not to focus on the negative in every situation. Instead, try being positive about what you feel good about and are looking forward to in the future.
- Encourage other students. Sometimes taking the focus off yourself can help you to be more optimistic. Help make others feel better and often you’ll feel better as well.
- Take feedback constructively. Though it may sometimes be difficult, it’s important to not get down when teachers offer you feedback. Take what they say and learn how to apply it to be better in the future.
- Smile at your peers and teachers. Smiling can make you feel better. Even if you’re not feeling great, just the physical act of smiling improves your mood.
- Focus on your strengths. Not everyone is good at every subject. Emphasize the things you do well so you can do those that much better while you’re in school
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Tricia’s Answer

Make sure you take time for yourself in college. At times, school and working while being on your own away from home can be challenging. A good walk around your campus, watching the sunset, joining clubs, etc will give you a different perspective and remind you to slow down and enjoy this time in your life! I did sports in college and while looking back, it was great but I was ALWAYS busy and stressed - I wish I had taken the time to enjoy where I lived, my beautiful campus, and the unique people who I went to school with.
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