It’s been a busy month over at GFHQ! I’m about to travel around Australia to meet all of the GF readers at our big Model Search event. I’m sooo excited to meet everyone and I hope one day I get to meet you, too! In other big news, I bought some silver glitter shoes that I can't wait to wear – I feel like Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz!
But enough about me and on to YOUR questions, coz that’s what I’m here for:
Q: How do you manage doing chores, doing schoolwork and spending time with friends and family – and also have time to yourself? I am sooo busy. Reah, 10
A: Hey Reah!
Oh I know, balance is sooo hard! One thing that always helps me is writing a list. You can ask a parent to help if you like. Write down all the things that you want to do and schedule some time for all of it – even the stuff that might seem silly like watching your fave TV show! If you allocate a certain amount of time for everything and stick to your schedule you’ll find you can get to everything. Just remember to have fun and make time for the things you really love, because that stuff is super important, too.
Q: Hi, I’m a big sister as well. I have two little sisters! Double the trouble! How did you deal with your siblings when they annoyed you? Alex, 12
A: Hey Alex,
I have three younger siblings and I definitely get you! The truth is, there’ll always be times when people annoy you, whether they’re your siblings or not. Sometimes you just have to have a breather and get some space. Whether that’s reading on your own or going for a walk outside, sometimes being alone can clear your head. Also, ask yourself why you’re annoyed. Is it because they want to play all the time or borrow your stuff? Remember one of the cool things about being a big sister is that your younger siblings look up to you and want to be like you. What you see as annoying is probably them wanting to be like you. And really, that’s kinda sweet!
Q: I share a room with two of my brothers. We have one bed each so it is very crammed. There is no room for any of my stuff. How can I maximise my space and still have a cool room? Aimee, 12
A: Hey Aimee,
I totally get it! I used to share a room with my sister too! We had very different taste so it wasn’t always very fun. What I did, was ask my mum if I could pick out a cool doona cover for my bed and a few pillows as well. That way, every time I went to sleep I felt like I was covered in my own little world! If that’s too expensive ask if it’s ok to hang a picture board on one of the bedroom walls, and pin on all the things you love – cards, posters, TG covers! – so you’ve always got something of yours to look at that’s just yours.
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