School doesn't have to feel like a prison. If you find school difficult, boring, or stressful, you can learn how to make school easier and more enjoyable. Here are strategies you can learn to make school easier and more fun while making friends.
Part 1 of 3: Finding Friends
Step 1. Find your group
If you have a group of friends who like what you love, and who you want to keep in your social circle, school can be even more fun. Whether you're into music, professional wrestling, or horses, it's important to meet other kids who can talk about it and become friends with them.
- Time off can be the right opportunity to make friends. If you are a basketball player, look for other basketball players. You can chat about your favorite basketball player and can play together. Soon the two of you will be friends.
- Don't think about popularity or hanging out with popular kids. What you should try to think about is hanging out with kids you like and avoiding kids you don't get along with.
Step 2. Join extracurricular activities
Another great way to make friends is to join an extracurricular group at school. Music club, chess club, dance club: check out what clubs are in your school and try to join a club that suits your hobbies.
- If none of the clubs at your school are interesting, maybe you can set up a club that suits your interests. The video game club that gathers after school? Magic club? Find a teacher to support him or start the club with a few friends.
- Try joining a club that doesn't suit your interests to meet people you wouldn't normally meet. Even if you're not a great singer, try joining a school choir club. Use club meetings as an opportunity to socialize and make friends.
Step 3. Try a team sport
Some schools have sports teams that allow you to compete with other schools and make friends with your fellow students. Most of the students had never competed before so it wasn't usually not so serious. Football, athletics, basketball, football, all can make school feel more fun.
- If you don't feel like exercising, try attending a sports game and cheering up your school team with your friends. Often you can get in for free and this can be a good way to make new friends.
- Exercise is not for everyone, and sometimes students over-emphasize the importance of exercise. Sports can be a great opportunity to learn new skills, make friends, and have fun. But on the other hand, exercise can also be stressful if it's not suitable. So, only do sports that you like.
Step 4. Take it easy
You can respond to a joke by taking it to heart, or you can laugh at it and start thinking about a really funny back joke. You can make friends by reducing your seriousness at school and learning to be relaxed. Don't turn school into a prison. School can be a fun place too. If you think you're going to have fun at school, you will and have lots of friends.
Children like to make friends with other kids who look funny and playful, not with other kids who look serious or grumpy. If you want to make friends, don't be too tense and relaxed is the key
Part 2 of 3: Have fun
Step 1. Energize yourself every day
You can wake up every morning with a bad attitude and turn into a bad morning. Or, you can turn up some uplifting tunes on loud volume, eat a super delicious breakfast, and make the day at school a lot of fun. Believe that your day will be fun and it will come true.
- Choose a song to cheer you up each morning before school. Maybe you can set an alarm on your phone or an alarm with the radio to play a certain song, so the first thing you hear in the morning is a song that energizes you and makes you happy. Forget about those annoying alarms.
- Try to eat a good breakfast every day to make sure you have enough energy to get through the day. Choose healthy fruits and whole grains and avoid overly processed and sugary foods like Pop Tarts or sugary cereals. Try eating apples for breakfast.
Step 2. Decorate school-related items with your signature
If this makes you happier and more comfortable with school, try decorating your backpacks, folders, books, lockers, and other school items. Use stickers, glitter markers, badges of your favorite band, or other things that can make school things a little more fun to carry with you.
Step 3. Wear clothes that make you feel good
Trends come and go, so it's hard to know what styles are the hottest at any given time. But enjoying school doesn't mean wearing the latest clothes sold in shopping malls. Wear clothes that are comfortable for you so that you are more relaxed and can have fun at school.
If it helps, plan out what to wear the night before so you can make sure you have everything you need clean and ready to wear in the morning. Learn to wash your own clothes so you don't have to worry about whether your favorite shirt has been washed or not
Step 4. Allow yourself to daydream once in a while
It's a fact: sometimes school is boring. You have to sit and listen to the teacher explain for hours. But let your imagination make it more fun. Think of the school as an RPG and you as the brain, or you can write a story from your heart and in that story you are also the protagonist. Imagine yourself as an undercover agent sent to a school to report on the activities of these young people. Find a way to make a boring atmosphere a little more lively.
Part 3 of 3: Making School Easier
Step 1. Prepare yourself well
One of the most stressful and frustrating things about school is making sure you have everything to bring. Where is English homework? Where is the Math assignment? Is my pencil dull enough? The less you have to worry about, the more you will be able to focus and enjoy school. Prepare well for school and things will become easier.
- Buy a good folder to keep all your notes and homework. Put every important document into the folder as soon as you receive it, and regularly throw away anything you don't need to keep it from piling up. If you keep old tasks in it, just throw it away.
- Create an agenda for your homework or daily tasks so that you don't forget to make assignments or homework. Keep checking the agenda for any deadlines.
Step 2. Don't be too difficult with your teacher
Teachers are just like students: some of them are fun, some of them are not. They are in control in the classroom and even if you feel frustrated and bored in class, if you choose to be nice to your teacher, chances are they will be nice too. And it made everyone's day in the class much easier to live.
- It may seem that chatting in class or skipping class with friends while the teacher explains in class is more fun. But over time, this habit will make you more stressed because of bad grades and possible punishment.
- If you're known as the class clown or a troublemaker at school, you may be in trouble but you can still make a difference. Wait after class is over and tell the teacher that you are trying to get better. Try asking him how you can do better in class and stay out of trouble. They will be impressed by the effort you put in.
Step 3. Allocate time more effectively
Homework will feel less burdensome if you allocate enough time to complete it. Get rid of the anxiety and stress of homework by starting to do it sooner and finishing it quickly instead of waiting until the last minute. The morning before school starts will be more enjoyable if you don't rush to finish schoolwork. School will feel more fun without worrying that you will get bad grades.
Let's say you have one month before you have to turn in a big project. You can put it off and work on it the night before that day, or you can spend 30 minutes each night working on the project. The time spent is not too much, but the stress is not as big as if you do it six hours continuously before having to be submitted
Step 4. Ask for help if you are having trouble doing your homework
If you're having trouble at school, don't try to do it yourself. Make your life easier. Ask for help at school by joining a study group that meets outside of school hours, or you can go to a tutoring center if you have one at your school.
- Ask your parents or older sibling for help. Chances are they've studied the same subject so they can help. Use your family as a resource to ask questions.
- Try asking the teacher if you can take 10-15 minutes after school to ask about your homework, if you're too shy to ask during class. There's nothing wrong with asking.
Step 5. Find out if you need something more challenging
If you're feeling bored or uninspired at school, or you're getting bad grades and getting into trouble, it could be because you're not being challenged by the material. School can be more fun if it challenges your brain with more interesting material. Take a look at the options in your area and maybe you can transfer to another school or skip classes.
- Private schools are usually expensive, but you can get scholarships or financial aid. You'll never know what options are available if you don't find out.
- If your parents aren't willing to explore alternative options with you, try finding a tutor at your school, or a teacher you're compatible with. Tell them how you feel and ask them to help.
Step 6. Avoid distractions
It may seem like sneaking your iPod into your clothes can help you have fun at school, but it can get you into trouble and cause you to fall behind in class for not paying attention. It may sound ironic, but the best way to enjoy what you're learning in school is to listen better, rather than letting your attention be distracted.
It may sound corny, but try to pretend there's really important information in the problem your math teacher gives you. Pretend that it's not multiplication that you're learning, but complex formulas for building robots. Use your imagination so you can stay focused
- Life is like a roller coaster game, even if we try, we can't control it because in the end we become stressed. So, we should accept life as it is. Don't rush things and don't think you have control. Living life, crying and laughing are all part of life! Enjoy every second, live life to the best of your ability, be happy with what you have and always do your best.
- Find a routine that makes your life feel balanced and do whatever makes you comfortable
- Continue to be responsible…this attitude will really help in any type of school.
- When you feel trapped in a mess or are under a lot of pressure, stay calm and try to analyze the situation before trying to solve it.
- Remember to always be active in your school activities. Keep yourself busy.
- Remember not to study last second before any test (big or small). Prepare yourself at least 2 weeks before the test.
- When choosing extracurricular activities, think about which activities you do best. Also, ask how long the activity is and ask your parents if you can be at school outside of school hours.
- That competitive attitude helps.
- Stay away from trouble.
- Always be careful with people who may want to hurt you, or manipulate you for their own benefit.
- Do not use words that can offend others. This could get you into trouble and maybe you could get suspended or get something worse than that.
- Ask your parents for permission if you want to decorate your backpack, bag, and so on so you don't get into trouble. The bag is expensive.