Finding Your Own Way to Relax

Being a student can be very stressful at times, it is important for us to develop strategies to cope with stress. Moderate level of stress can motivate us to finish our tasks and to keep us on track to achieve our goals. However, if stress persists, it will detriment our physical and psychological wellbeing and might even affect our work performance. When stress get in the way of our daily functioning, we have to look for ways to reduce it instead of accumulating it.

Finding Your Own Way to Relax

Say “no” to cumulative stress. Below are some suggested ways to reduce stress:

  1. Develop a Study Plan
    Knowing your own progress and planning ahead can alleviate stress. When we have a plan, we can keep track of our progress and can work towards our goals more easily.
  1. Starting from the Easiest
    Having a tight deadline and juggling multiple tasks at the same time may lead to chaotic situations. We should start with the simplest task or the task that interest us most. Focus on one task at a time, and finish it one by one may ease our anxiety.
  1. Take a Break
    Deprivation of rest affects our brain to function properly. Overworking our brain might lead to less optimal performance in our study and mental or physical fatigue. It is important to take breaks during work, so we could resume our energy to continue moving forward.  
  1. Do your Best and Leave the Rest
    We need to accept the fact that we are not perfect. If we have already tried our best in the things we did, then we should learn to let go of the outcome. Prepare and do the parts that we can and let’s not overstressed ourselves regarding the outcome. 
  1. Don't Overburden Yourself
    If you feel that you are under too much stress, you should seek help and support from friends and family. Seek for professional help if needed.

Finding Your Own Way to Relax

If you have any questions or inquiries, please feel free to contact the school psychological counseling team:

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