Hey guys, so this was supposed to be posted last week but I posted about Suicide Prevention Week as that made more sense. Before I begin, I just want to say a massive thank you for the lovely messages that I have got from a ton of people, it means so much, it defiantly is a great thing to read!
We are currently in our second week of school. So I wanted to take the time (as always) to write about the “survival guide” (?) of school. I’m not talking about the do’s or don’ts, the ways to get out of things, or anything like that (Sorry! Kinda…).
I wanted to write about the ways in which you can look after yourself at school (Bullying-wise), so that your school time isn’t too bad. I only say too bad because I know what everyone is thinking.
“It’s school, it’s not fun, its boring, no one really wants to be there!” – Said by everyone that I have ever met!
I reckon if I knew how to deal with bullying and all the grief I got within school from Year 7 to 12, I think I would like school. I wouldn’t love school, but I wouldn’t hate going, I wouldn’t think of a way to try to get out of it.
This blog post is dedicated to those that are starting a new school or college, to those that are starting a new year, and to those that got bullied last year.
So here goes, my top tips, my advice and anything else that I decide to type!
- Please try to stay positive, I know sometimes it can be difficult but school and the people in school, honestly aren’t worth the upset that they may bring. I know that it can become stressful and upsetting but they aren’t worth it. It’s best to talk to someone about it.
- Try your best, in school that’s all you can do. No matter what is going on in your life, all you have to do is try your best.
- Don’t keep important things to yourself. If you’re being bullied or know someone who is, please don’t keep it to yourself, you could help someone’s time at school become much better. Imagine if you stopped someone from being bullied, wouldn’t you feel a lot better knowing that the bullying had stopped?
- Work hard. Remember, what you put in is what you will get out. Good things come to those who work hard for what they want. Prove the ones that doubted you wrong.
- Try and be confident within yourself. I know this is difficult sometimes (Speaking from experience), but it helps to make you feel better.
- If you are someone who likes to help others and you notice someone who is shy and won’t speak to anyone, try to talk to them, it might make their day and who knows, you might help someone!
- Always tell someone if you are being bullied, ALWAYS. I don’t know how many times I have said this, but it is so so important! I have had to say this to so many people because they wont speak out about it, one of those people being me. It is so important that you tell someone.
I know this is quite a short list, I even got some of these from last years post that I wrote about going back to school. I just hope that I have helped at least one person.
Okay… So I suppose that’s it… I didn’t really know what to post this week so I came up with this, it was going to be posted eventually. I wasn’t going to post this but here it is. I know this is a short blog post but there will be another one next week. This is kind of like a filler (not really, but kind of), for what I have got coming up. Thank you for the ongoing support and the lovely messages! Keep smiling, stay strong and have hope! Have a great rest of your week! Much love – Alison xx