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#HighlySensitivePeople: How to reduce back-to-school anxiety for high school students (Part 2)

Reducing back-to-school anxiety for high school students, especially those who are highly sensitive and/or introverted, requires a thoughtful approach that considers your developmental stage and specific concerns. Here are some targeted strategies to help alleviate your anxiety:
  1. Early Preparation:
    • Start preparing for school well in advance to avoid last-minute stress. Gather supplies, choose outfits, and organize materials.
  2. Familiarization:
    • Attend any orientation sessions or open houses offered by the school to become familiar with the layout and meet teachers.
  3. Reconnect with Friends:
    • Reconnect with old friends before school starts. Having familiar faces can ease the transition.
  4. Set Realistic Expectations:
    • It’s okay not to excel in everything. Focus on doing the best that you can.
  5. Break Down the Day:
    • Break down the school day into manageable segments, focusing on one class or activity at a time.
  6. Create a Supportive Routine:
    • Establish a daily routine that includes time for studying, relaxation, exercise, and hobbies. Consistency can provide a sense of stability.
  7. Goal Setting:
    • Set achievable academic and personal goals. Celebrate progress and achievements along the way.
  8. Positive Self-Talk:
    • Have positive self-talk to challenge negative thoughts. Remind yourself of your strengths and capabilities.
  9. Counseling Services:
    • Familiarize yourself with the school’s counseling services and seek support when needed.
  10. Coping Strategies:
    • Develop a list of coping strategies you can use when feeling overwhelmed or anxious.
  11. Social Media Awareness:
    • Have a healthy social media usage . It can have a potential impact on your self-esteem and anxiety levels.
  12. Focus on Interests:
    • Seek extracurricular activities that align with your interests and passions.

Can you offer any other suggestions? I’m interested in any thoughts or comments that you have.

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