Teen Ink on Twitter
im so stressed its beyond crazy. i had to stay up all night last night to work on a project and geometry homework and study for tests, and i come to find out i did the wrong geometry and i have to do threee geometry assignments. plus my project is due on the 19 th so i need to finish it soon... and all of my teachers are just slamming the work on, and i feel like soon, my grades may drop down to 93s... i really need to keep my grades up and this is all just crazy hard. Especially it being my freshman year in high school and three honors classes. i just wish i could stop stressing...
You sound a lot like me, except for I'm a sophmore. I have many extracurricular activites and I'm taking all honors classes and 2 AP classes. It has always helped me to remember to take a break, talk to my mom or best friend. Just call them, or text, but mostly calling. I always save Sunday night for Movie night so I can just relax for two hours. Just remember to breath and take a break every once in a while.
i just dont have time though, to relax. i have to do homework every day until i go to bed. then i have take the weekend to get everything done on time, plus im going to have to start researching and organizing events for my volunteer club. i dont mind high school, i just cant find the time to relax. thanx though :)
I find it ridiulous. I used to stress out a lot then I would would break out with pimples because of the stress then I would stress about that. I know now that stress is really bad and I need to stay away from it. I find it best to just talk to people who understand and can help talk you through it. My mom is a huge help and I've learned to handle stress so much better than before.
i wish i could talk to my mom, but she's even more stressed than i am, because shes in nursing school. i feel like i cant talk to anyone, because no body gets it.
I know exactly how you feel. I'm a junior, and I take 3 AP classes and 2 accelerated classes -- plus 5 clubs, winter track, and the school musical. I've learned that the best way to not explode is to understand that your entire future does not rest on each assignment or test. (Some incredibly successful people didn't even graduate college. Take Steve Jobs, for example). Don't kill yourself trying to be "perfect."
School is incredibly important, but it must be balanced with your physical, emotional, and social needs. A good grade can be just as important as a good night's sleep or time with friends. Sometimes you can't do everything and have to make concessions. I was really struggling in the beginning of the year, getting only about 4 hours of sleep each night. I realized that my unhappiness and stress simply wasn't worth it, so I dropped my least important class from my schedule to make room for a study hall where I could have more time to work on my homework. Is there anything you are willing to cut back on? A class, a club?
Other tricks that work for me are music, stress-relief tea, a brief walk outside, short naps, texting/talking to friends, and laughing.
Btw, there is always someone to talk to. Even though it's sad that your mom is super stressed, that means that she feels the same way you do -- I bet she gets what you're going through. I think you could talk to her; maybe she wants someone to talk to about it as much as you do and you two could commiserate together and support each other.
Take a deep breath, okay? Everything is going to be awesome! :)
Believe me, I get it. I'm a sophomore in high school and this week is exam week so I've been studying like crazy. On top of that I am in the band, I just recently started driving, and I have a job which stresses me out the most.
Right. Okay. I used to stress a lot, I was really spotty. Now I've calmed down a little.
1) You need a schedule for your free time. If you feel like work is piling on, plan the times to study, and more importantly, plan times for relaxation. For example, 30 minutes revision/working, 15 minutes break, and so on.
2) Make SURE you have free time. If you don't, stress piles on.
3) Find something you enjoy. Could be as simple as fishing, reading or writing. Try not to let it be TV or computer, as this just fires up your mind even more, but watching a favourite movie once in a while is a healthy habit. Make sure the thing you enjoy relaxes of you, preferably enhancing your creativity, which might help you come back to your work with a fresh mind and a fresh start.
4) Don't beat yourself up if not everything goes as planned. So you didn't have enough time to completely perfect that project... It doesn't matter. Obviously, try your best, but what's done is done. Don't worry about the past, try to focus on the present and plan for the future.
5) Have a holiday! Not just a 15 minute break, but a proper weekend or couple of weeks away! You don't have to go to Hawaii or anything, just spending the time at home is fine too! It just gives time to clear your mind if you're getting stressed.
Hope all this helps! <3