Originally Answered: I dont know what to do?
Breathe. I know where you are, in fact, you're not at all in this alone. I'm in ninth this year too, was elected as community service NJHS leader and loads of homework and an annoying sister to come home to. The only thing I can do is take mini escapes. I don't know if you're like me but, I can rely on two things when I need to. Music, some sport (cycling mostly, then jogging both on my own), or my sweetest escape is just nature. I don't know. I've been growing a sunflower since earthday so every time I water it, I take advantage and take the long way to the back yard. And I just can't resist just laying down on the grass and forgeting everything. Do things that will keep your mind off of how much work you've got, because automatically saying you're stressed makes you even MORE stressed. Listen, stay away from the social life a little bit, get adjusted with your stuff and then jump back in again. It's just the begining so I guess you and I are having a little trouble adjusting back to normal routine. Your brother? Well, just keep your distance in your class and if he picks on you in the club show no fear and just let him do it to you. Don't defend yourself. He'll get tired of it. He'll actually get bored with it. And I mean all around, just have like no reaction. Unless he does something SUPER embarrasing like water all over pant er w/e. Breathe. That's pretty much it. You've gotta set your priorities and tell yourself that something dont matter right now (ahem, your brother). Don't explode unless you severly have to. And if you do, that's okay, as long as you don't explode on SOMEONE. Sorry, I caps that cuz i meant to italicize that or something. Hey, we're on the same planet. Hop on to the next with me, we'll go cloud surfing =].