Teens Create a Breakthrough Plan to Overcome Bullying within the NEXT 30 DAYS
By Amandah Tayler Blackwell | WhenMagazine
You can create a breakthrough plan to overcome bullying within the next 30 days!
I know what you’re thinking, “Yeah right. How can I overcome bullying in 30 days? You don’t know what it’s like to be bullied. You don’t know what I’m going through.” Yes, I do.
I too was bullied in elementary and high school for being overweight and shy; I was miserable. Even some of my teachers picked on me. Shocker! Adults can be bullies too.
I overcame bullying.
First, I remembered what my parents used to tell me… “What goes around comes around?” This means the energy you put out into the world will eventually come back to bite you in one form or another.
Second, I decided to change my eating habits and began working out. Before I knew it, I dropped 40 lbs.
Third, I realized that high school doesn’t last forever, and I probably wouldn’t see my classmates again.
Finally, I started to stand up for myself and stand in my power.
If you’re being bullying in school, you’re not alone. According to Do Something.org, “56% of students have personally felt some sort of bullying at school. Between 4th and 8th grade in particular, 90% of students are victims of bullying.”
It’s important to know and understand that bullying isn’t about you. It’s about the other person who’s acting out for attention or is being bullied too. Remember, unless you live with someone, you don’t know what’s going on in their life 24/7.
“The last of the human freedoms: to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” ~ Viktor Frankel
It’s important to remember that the person who’s bullying you may appear to have it together but nine times out of ten it’s just an illusion. Actually, they could be jealous of you because you have good friends, excel in school, and aren’t afraid to be the ‘real’ you.
Let’s explore how you can create a breakthrough plan to overcome bullying. You may consider showing your plan to your school’s principal. Who knows? He or she may want to implement it into your school’s policy.
7 Steps to Creating a Breakthrough Plan to Overcome Bullying within the Next 30 Days
1. Journal your feelings every day
The good news is that when you cry, you release emotions that have built up within you. You may think that crying makes you weak. On the contrary, it makes you stronger. Holding onto negative or toxic emotions can make you sick and you don’t want that, do you? Let go and have a good cry once in a while.
2. Kill bullies with kindness
This will drive the bullies’ nuts! In fact, you can use this technique for anyone you encounter who acts like a bully. Be kind and be you. Send bullies lots of love and send them out of your life for good.
3. Just say NO
Tell a parent, teacher, or your principal about the bullies in your school. Adults can’t help you if you don’t communicate with them.
4. Surround yourself with positive, like-minded people
Like attracts like… This is the ‘basic’ principle of the law of attraction. What you focus on daily will be drawn to you. If you’re constantly worried, you’ll draw more worry to you. Your mind is a powerful tool.
Surround yourself with upbeat and positive people. The good energy will repel the bullies.
5. Enroll in martial arts classes
If you want to strengthen your mind, body, and self-confidence take martial arts classes. Martial arts can help build your physical and emotional well being which can help you to deal with bullies.
6. Express yourself
Release your inner artist and express what you’re feeling on paper, canvas, or computer screen. Who knows? Your project could be the start of a movement to end bullying at your school.
7. Stand in your power… Success is the best revenge
You can learn a thing or two from Lizzie Velasquez who was labeled “The World’s Ugliest Woman” in high school. Her classmates made a cruel YouTube video, which has been watched by more than 4 million viewers. Thankfully, the video has been removed. Lizzie is now the author of two books, Lizzie Beautiful and Be Beautiful, Be You, published earlier in September. She had the courage to stand in her power and gives workshops on dealing with bullies, overcoming obstacles, and embracing your uniqueness. Find the courage to stand in your power and stand up to bullies.
You don’t have to put up with bullying. You can stand up for your rights and the rights of others. All students deserve to attend a school that’s peaceful. Remember, change begins with you. If you don’t like that you or your friends or anyone for that matter is being bullied, do something about it.
Tell a parent or talk to your principal or a teacher. Take inspired action, not violent action.
Believe it or not, bullying can be stopped. No one has to suffer anymore.
Amandah Tayler Blackwell, your “Savvy-Writer,” is an adventurous freelance writer, ghost writer, and creative writer for markets such as travel, the arts & entertainment, magazine, real estate, personal and professional development, and more. She’s an avid blogger and collaborator on book projects and screenplays in addition to writing her own material. Her well-rounded and professional background includes a Master of Science, Management, B.S., Accounting, and Graphic Design certification. She counts among her passions the arts and entertainment, art and design, communication, education, environment and conservation, politics, history, advocacy for various causes, and travel.
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