Handling Stress at School in 5 Easy Steps
Stress at school can be a lot. It may seem like a big deal to parents but a few harsh words can do some permanent and serious damage to a kid’s mindset if not taken care of and ignored. Adults are more prepared to handle stress but teens are not. Increasing workload in schools, peer pressure, competition, environment at home, parental expectations, etc. all of this can be too much for a child to take in and he or she may often feel pressurized. They may not realize it subconsciously but may show signs overtime. So today, I am going to share some tips on how students can handle stress and excel better in school, college or wherever they study. If you are parents then these tips would be helpful for you to teach your kids. Have a look.
How to Handle School Stress:
The number one mistake which most of the students do and increase pressure, is procrastinate. They wait till the last moment and then start rushing. This increases a lot of stress. But keep this in mind that the story does not end here. When they rush, they are not able to dedicate their utmost attention to the work at hand and will try to rush it. Decreasing efficiency of the work and hence they get low grades. So the more time and attention they will dedicate the better result they will achieve.
Clear the Clutter:
Is your room dirty? Or messed up? Do you not clean it regularly? Yes, it also affects the mindset and not only of the student but of the parents as well. If you don’t have a housemaid who cleans everything for you and you ignore things lying around then you need to change this habit of yours. A clutter free home is one of the ways to keep the mind off the chaos. Here is an article by my friend that is quite related which you may find useful: Improving Your Mental Health by Tidying Up: Say Bye Bye to Mess
We all know how important exercise is. It keeps the body fit and healthy, builds the immune system, maintains muscles, etc. But do you know that exercising also helps keep the tension and stress away? Not one or two sessions but regular exercises does benefit. You can also start with Yoga to build stamina and flexibility. Here is an article for your reference: Top 10 Mental Health Benefits of Yoga
If you are organized and prepared for what’s ahead, then you can reduce a lot of tension that you may take in the future. You can start by simple things like arranging your backpack a night before, keeping shoes and water bottle in place, keys near the door or on the table for easy lookup, etc. Small things like these can really help you save the time, especially if you are getting late and can definitely save a lot of tension.
I guess this should be the most important point on the list. Sleeping not only helps your body to rest it also helps the mind to freshen up and prepare for the next day. A healthy sleep should be between 7 to 9 hours. If you are teen then you would face some problems with getting up early in the morning but this will change gradually as you enter adulthood. So don’t stress over it much but do try to wake up early in the morning. I am not asking you to study early but I would definitely ask you to go out of your house and enjoy the sunrise. Take a walk, barefoot on grass if possible and go for a jog if you feel like but don’t talk to anyone while doing it. Waking up early for the sunrise is an experience in itself. Try to do it at least for a month daily, even on weekends. It’s a bit hard but you will surely feel the change.
I have been a student and I know how it feels when you don’t have anyone to talk to. If you want any advice or just want to share something, comment anonymously down below and I will try my best to help you out.
Hope it helped.
Thanks for reading!
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