To all the students sitting exams
To all the broken-hearted
To those facing mental health challenges
To the lonely and rejected
To the anxious and afraid
To those who are having family issues
To the sick and those who are just sick of life
To those who are facing their biggest challenges so far
To the tired and worn out
To those trying to keep their head above water
To the ones who cry themselves to sleep at night
To the ones desperately trying to maintain their perfect veneer
While underneath they are falling to pieces
To the ones who are self-medicating, self-loathing and self-harming
Hang in there - don't give up
The world needs you!
You're stronger than you think - you got this!
I know it's an obvious one, but I also know that lots of you aren't getting enough sleep. You would be better off doing less study and getting more sleep - that way the revision that you have done will be more likely to stick. If you cram in more study and stay up late, you are likely to forget what you revised.
Spending some time alone each day helps you to unwind and reduces stress. Life can get hectic and noisy so it's important to slow down and take a break from it all. You can create a cozy spot in your room to hang out or get out of the house. My favourite things to do during "me time" are to read, write, get crafty and listen to music.
Teen breathe have done it again with another great publication, this time a special edition with an environmental theme. These magazines are so gorgeous they beg to be opened and explored. This edition is full of great articles about teen eco-warriors, ways to reduce your impact on the environment, upcycling ideas, vegetarian recipes and more. Whether you are a full on Greta Thunberg kind of girl or whether you prefer a gentler kind of activism, this magazine is for you. It's $12.95 at your local grocery store or newsagent. Alternatively you can ask if your school or local library has a copy, or go to https://www.teenbreathe.com.au for more information.
I just discovered this Perth duo - The Money War. Their song, Beautiful You, is about them bringing their baby son home from the hospital.