mesh backpacks

tips for high school students
  • 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.