Many people are under a lot of stress, including students. Students spend too much time in their studies because they need to face public examinations such as UPSR, PMR, SPM and STPM. Here are some ways to cope with stress.
Eating a balanced meal is important. Your meals should have essential nutrients that can maintain our bodies. For example, taking almonds helps to relax overstressed muscles.
Besides, we should have enough sleep. Our bodies need time to rest, so that we are ready for the next day. Taking six to eight hours of sleep is sufficient for students.
Eventually, we should have regular exercise. Most students do not have the habit of doing exercise daily or weekly. Therefore, they miss the chance of releasing tension easily.
Next, playing games also releases our stress. People are happy when they play their favourite games and they could temporally forget things that irritate or fuss them.
If you do not have friends for games, you could also have recreational activities such as watching television programs, surfing the internet and picnicking. Those activities can release tension and improve relationship with our family members and friends.
Students face problems in their everyday life, especially in their studies, friendships or even personal relationship. Therefore, they have to talk to someone in order to share their problems. Most students feel comfortable when they talk to their family members. For example, they prefer sharing their problems with their parents or elder siblings.
Some students feel that peers understand their problems better. So, they would rather talk to their friends about their emotions. For those who have counselors in their school, students are advised to talk to them. They are trained to handle student’s stress problems and they are more experienced too.
Most students have stress because they are lacking of time. Time is not only gold to them, its priceless and invaluable. Students should have a study timetable to divide their time properly. For example, one-fifth of their time should be allocated for recreational activities, while one-third of their times are reserved for studies.
Studying in groups improves the productivity of students and reducing unnecessary stress. They can help each other in their studies. A group of three to five students is ideal.
Making a checklist helps students who are with short memory, helping them to live more organized. Less clutter means less stress, especially for those exam-bound students. For example, you can prepare a notebook to joint down all your assignments and upcoming events, so that you would not forget them.
Listening to music an unique therapy method in reducing stress. It can help someone who is overstressed to relax and think better. For example, listening to classical music by Beethoven and Bach can relax overstressed mind.
In conclusion, stress is a problem that we should face and solve it. Remember, does not let stress manipulates us.