Thriving tip #1: Smiling

You’ve likely been told to smile at least once in your life and you’ve probably rolled your eyes and ignored it. Well at school if you want to make yourself more approachable a smile is key.

In order to make a friend you must first approach that person or be approached. And I can’t speak for others but I prefer option number 2. In order to be approached you must look friendly, if you walk around frowning and glaring at your classmates you decrease the chance of one of the initiating a conversation by about 99.999%. If you look scary then people will in fact be scared of you.

If your walking in the hallway and you  lock eyes with a nice looking person across the hall…smile! Don’t give them a weird look and then quickly turn your head away. That friendly schoolmate could be your best friend if you play your cards right but one aggressive glance could spoil everything.

In conclusion smile and do your best to look friendly you’ll quickly see how easy it is to meet new people and make your school life so much more enjoyable!

 

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