When you’re starting out in high school, it can feel like the years of school that you have ahead are impossibly long. You can’t wait for school to be over.
That feeling can be even stronger if you’ve already got an idea of what you want to do after school. You’re probably wishing that there was some kind of fast-forward button to get through the days until graduation.
Well – there’s no fast forward button, but there are ways to help you feel like school isn’t such a drag.
Firstly – have a think about what it is you don’t like about school. Is it that you can’t wait to get out in the world and do what you want, or is there another reason that you might be missing…
Here’s some reasons why you might be wishing you didn’t have to keep going to school, and some solutions to get you past those feelings:
- You’re bored: check out these tips to bust boredom at school
- You don’t think your teacher likes you: although it can sometimes feel that way, there’s a lot more to it
- You can’t stand sitting still all day: getting an education doesn’t have to mean sitting at a desk, there’s other options to explore, like doing an apprenticeship.
If you feel like you’ve got your future figured out already and can’t see the point in finishing school, the truth is this: you need to be in some form of education or training until you’re 16 or finish year 10 (whatever comes first). Until then, it’s best to try and make the most of getting an education.