Punch your DM in the Face!
Backstory is for LARPers and LARPers.
Hey, he said it, not me.
I think we've all known someone who could use a little bit of coaching. But if you could give one coaching tip, what would it be?
Mine would be: "Relax". Nothing happening in the game is the end of the world.
Except, of course, when the end of the world happens in the game.
...then you're screwed.