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How to Control Your Nerves on the First Day of School

The first day of school can be intimidating. Be prepared and you will be able to enjoy all the benefits that school brings.


  • Step 1: Learn the school Avoid first-day jitters by visiting your school and becoming familiar with the area before the first day.
  • TIP: Get a map and carry it with you until you become comfortable with your surroundings.
  • Step 2: Find an outfit Lay out the perfect first day outfit the night before your first day. Waiting until morning can add stress to your day.
  • Step 3: Pack your backpack Pack your backpack the night before. Make sure you have all the supplies you need.
  • Step 4: Get a good night's rest Get a good night's sleep the night before your first day.
  • Step 5: Eat breakfast Eat breakfast. It will keep you alert and focused.
  • Step 6: Pack your lunch Pack a healthy lunch.
  • Step 7: Think positive Think positive and introduce yourself to others. They're probably just as nervous as you and would welcome someone to talk to.
  • FACT: More than 19 million American adults are affected by anxiety disorders each year.

You Will Need

  • Outfit
  • Backpack
  • School supplies
  • Sleep
  • Breakfast
  • Healthy lunch
  • Positive attitude
  • Map (optional)

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