Carry around a water bottle to your classes. When you’re bored in class, you’ll drink from it, so it’s the best way to stay hydrated. Get a backpack with mesh side pockets to fit your bottle or buy a carabiner so you can clip your bottle to your bag. If you wear lipstick/chapstick/lip gloss, keep a bendy straw in your bottle so it won’t mess up your makeup.
Also carry around a bottle of pain killers (tylenol, advil, tums, etc.) so you don’t have to make frequent trips to the nurses office. Headaches, muscle aches, and stomachaches happen, so be prepared.
If you wear contacts, always bring your glasses to school with you (along with a glasses cleaning cloth).
Keep a small first aid kit in your bag as well (especially band aids).
It is perfectly okay to take a mental health day. If feigning a physical illness is what it takes to take a mental health day, do it. Your mental health is more important than trying to skirt around society’s stigma against mental illness.
If you wear a lot of makeup, bring makeup remover. Makeup runs on hot or rainy days, and sometimes it just needs to come off.
If someone calls you a hooker or a whore, be flattered. They’re saying that it looks like someone would pay to have sex with you. Take it as a compliment and move on, because there’s nothing wrong with looking sexy.
Wear deodorant. Please.
Don’t be afraid to eat lunch alone, but if you do, bring headphones. Eating alone is a lot easier if you can pretend that you’re in a movie or a music video.
If you don’t have friends, sit alone in the library. Chances are, someone will come talk to you. That’s how i met my best friend.