When To Keep Your Cool In High School 31st March 2020 HYPED Everyone experiences some amount of stress, and high school pupils are no different. The good thing is that stress doesn’t have to overwhelm you. Like most situations, a bit of pre-planning can prepare you for a stressful encounter so that you’re not caught off guard. Here are a few moments that make high school pupils want to pull their hair out: Missing the Bus It’s happened to the best of us. You wake up a few minutes late and sprint to the bathroom for a quick shower. You haven’t even dried yourself yet, but you’re already putting on your uniform. You vacuum your breakfast into your mouth and make a dash for the bus stop. And then it happens. You hear the bus’s engine roar and watch it drive off into the horizon. It looks like you’re going to have to wake up earlier to make sure this doesn’t happen again. As for the sweat stains on your armpits, apply some antiperspirant and spray a few bursts of body spray for great fragrance. Now you’re level-headed enough to figure out how you’ll get to school on time. Making a Speech in English Class It’s a situation that makes the class clown turn as quiet as a church mouse. You’re standing in front of the board, and the entire class’s attention is focused on you. You’ve got a few cue cards to help you when you’re stuck, but you’re still shaking like a fig leaf in the wind. You guessed it – it’s time to make a speech in English class. The best way to calm your nerves is to look over your audience’s heads. And don’t let biology get the better of you. If you’re trying to hide your anxiety and you’re worried sweat will blow your cover, spray some Axe Ice Chill before English class starts. It’ll cool you down by 6°C so you can breathe easy during your speech. Physical Training Period Teachers call it P.T, but a lot of pupils probably call it unnecessary. Whether or not you’re a sports person, this class is as compulsory as all the other ones you attend. Rules are rules, and there’s not much you can do to get out of P.T. But there is something you can do to make the P.T period less stressful: have fun. It’s probably the only time you won’t have to crunch numbers or analyse poems. Maybe you’re not that athletic, but burning a few calories beats having to be in class, right? And when P.T. is over, don’t go to the next class smelling sweaty. Pack a can of roll on to use before P.T, and deodorant to use afterward. Whatever happens, don’t let the situation get the better of you. You’ve got this!