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How do I face the stress of the school and living in general?

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Last Updated: 12/14/2020 at 2:05pm
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January 11th, 2015 6:45pm
Recognise taking time for yourself. If you can't make "special time" just for you, it makes it more difficult to concentrate on school. Set times that separate school and times to work on your school life. School is only a Fraction of a bit of a slice of your life; Find time to enjoy yourself!
January 17th, 2015 9:58pm
For me, scheduling and planning helps to manage my stress. I find it calming to map things out, even if they don't end up that way! I also try to practice breathing techniques, as well as taking time to take a bath or put on some lotion and take care of me for a bit.
April 7th, 2015 1:55pm
The easiest way to face the stresses of school and living in general is to face them head on and try to work around the underlying issues.
April 15th, 2015 10:53pm
When I feel stressed I make sure to take some time for myself. I do something pleasant, whether it's treating myself to a small snack, or taking a few cleansing breaths or listening to my favorite song. It's very important to unwind before taking on new challenges.
June 9th, 2015 3:20pm
With school, I always took one day at a time, I broke down months into days, and terms into weeks and made sure I always did something relaxing after school, and kept on top of my work so that I always had one day free to do something I enjoyed. As for living, it takes it out of you, especially when youre dealing with challenges. Again, I broke my months into weeks, and made a list of things to do for the week. I broke down my life into 4 parts, social, emotional, physical, and intellectual, and identified things in those areas I felt I needed to work on. I hope things get easier.
September 6th, 2015 6:34pm
It can be difficult, But everyone is different in the way they deal with stress. If you feel that things are overwhelming for you perhaps speaking to a trusted person or a school counselor or therapist can help you to put things into perspective.
November 24th, 2015 11:32am
I know it's hard. But you just have to put on a brave face sometimes and face the world. School will be over and then you can do whatever you want, in life.
December 21st, 2015 7:21pm
Life can be extremely stressful at times, to a point when you have no idea how to deal with it all. One really simple but effective way is to keep all school work updated on time. Trust me, it works. Try to devote a little time each day and finish all work. When things get hectic, make a plan before-hand. Prioritize, And importantly, always make some time in between to eat a proper meal and take adequate rest! :)
January 4th, 2016 1:45pm
“In mindfulness one is not only restful and happy, but alert and awake. Meditation is not evasion; it is a serene encounter with reality.” Peace is every step and you are capable of being peace always.
January 4th, 2016 4:45pm
well I feel awkward, but I know it all in my brain and to think positive, negativity does nothing for you,
August 1st, 2016 5:34pm
I take it one day at a time if I'm getting overwhelmed I stop take a break and breathe. Then go back later
August 2nd, 2016 5:37am
Accept the stress as a challenge. The more challenges you face the stronger you are. Positive mind set is the key.
August 8th, 2016 11:01pm
Depending on what you want to do school is just something required for a job and jobs honestly don't look at your grades. If you want to go to college yes it matters so... if you go to the local library there is tons of books on every subject. Keep yourself organized so you don't freak out about a test you forgot about. The most important thing to do to manage stress would be do something good for yourself once in awhile. Go to the gym and exercise or go to the spa it's relaxing and will clear your mind.
August 15th, 2016 3:06am
Please go see a counsellor for this and involve yourself in de-stressing activities. There will be more stressors to deal with once you leave school and stress management skills can be learned.
March 14th, 2017 2:36am
Take it one step at a time. Big projects and life goals will take a lot of smaller steps to achieve. When you build a wall, you have to take it one brick at a time. Lay each brick as perfectly as you can, until you eventually have a perfect wall.
May 1st, 2017 12:43pm
School is extremely stressful, including finding where you fit, not to mention making new friend's, However, It's perfectly fine to feel like this, everyone takes the approach of school and new living conditions different, It's not 1 shoe fit's all, however, if it gets the better of you, there is always someone available to talk to and reach out for help or assistance
April 10th, 2018 3:52am
You can face the stress of the school and living in general by knowing your limits on it if something stresses you out finding a way to reduce it can be a way to go and also set some time aside to thinking about your future planning so you won't be as stressed about it too.
June 4th, 2018 8:46am
Remember to take everything in your stride, if it gets too much just make a list of what you need to do and by what date. It can be overwhelming at times but we are here to support you. These self help guides may help as well.
December 14th, 2020 2:05pm
I have come with this before. It is very hard. I suggest just doing your best at what you can do. I know it can be very hard especially at home and all that and there are tough times. But I suggest using your coping skills if you have any. Doing any grounding. Doing some breathing excersises. It helps to relax you. Then you can go on with your day. It helps when you don't feel stressed about everything in life. I listen to music. I do grounding. I try to get my mind of the things that are stressing me out.