Reflections of a Senior

June 1, 2023 8:41 am

Do you ever wake up in the morning feeling unmotivated to do anything? Well, I bet you have because you are not alone. Students and teachers alike have all had this struggle. You are much stronger than this negative energy. Do your best to be in control of your emotions. You can conquer the day.

When you wake up in the morning, set goals for the day. They don’t have to be big ones. Even small things can effect change. Prioritize your demands. Take one step at a time. It is not a race. Instead of rushing, put effort into doing things the right way. Take those goals to heart, as they will help you grow every day.

Be confident in yourself because you can accomplish so much. You have a lot of potential. Yes, you will feel stress, but you can use it to your advantage. Turn your body’s negative response to stress into a means to succeed. Negativity can be turned around and used as a strength to get through troubles. For example, you know when you have an exam coming up? Are you afraid? Are you anxious? Or do you think you are going to fail? Grab on to that negative energy and use that to propel you into action. Work hard to get those bad thoughts out of your head. Thinking positively will lead to good outcomes. I have done this myself with many big assignments and it has benefited me. Life after school will be filled with various “tests “and other challenges. When faced with these challenges, a positive outlook will lead to better results.

Remember that no one is perfect; it is what makes us human. When those assignments do get rough, don’t be afraid to reach out for help. Asking for help is a sign of strength. It shows you are willing to recognize, understand and get help with correcting your mistakes. Many people believe asking for help is a sign of weakness, however it is more so the opposite. Going at it alone doesn’t make you stronger.

Strive to be the best version of yourself. Don’t let anyone bring you down. You can be better than what you believe. We’ve all struggled with self-confidence in our lives, but we also all have our strengths. We should focus more on them.

“We fall, we break, we fail, but then we rise, we heal and then we overcome.” You can accomplish anything if you put your mind to it. So, what are you waiting for? Go out there and show them what you’re made of!