‘What is stress?’ The question is constantly being asked. Especially by teenagers who are under the pressure of school work nowadays. In fact, stress is one of society’s biggest problems. When people are stressed, they cannot study efficiently, do their jobs well or develop good relationships. However, there are a number of ways that students can manage their situation.
One solution to the problem is to learn to relax if they feel a little stressed for an exam. Without a doubt, an exam motivates students to study harder, and they will be under a bit of pressure, thereby being felt that they have too many things to do. Likewise, they will lack in energy and feel exhausted all the time. More seriously, they will suffer from poor concentration, memory and difficulty sleeping due to their revision overnight. Therefore, it is important for them to find hobbies they enjoy and are also calming. For example, they ought to read a good book, listen to music, or relax in a hot bath and so on.
A second solution is that students can talk to parents, friends or teachers about the pressure. It is certainly true that all the parents expect their children to get A grades in every subject, or push them to practise the piano developing their potential. Nevertheless, parents are not aware of their children bearing too much pressure already. In a worse case scenario, students also feel stressed from their friends. For instance, they will be instigated to smoke cigarettes or drink alcohol with those friends. Otherwise, they will not be part of their gang. As a result, students will be constantly suffering from headaches and having trouble concentrating at school. In view of this, they should discuss the situation with the relevant people and ask them for help if feeling overwhelmed.
A third solution to the problem is to have a positive attitude and be realistic when students are suffering from stress. There is a prime example: Jenny feels that she is so fat and overweight that nobody likes her. Due to this, people like her will see only the negative side of situations, and perhaps, feel lonely or isolated. As a matter of fact, no one is perfect because everyone has weaknesses. If students see good qualities in themselves, they are more likely to feel good. Therefore, they ought to accept themselves as they are and identify their own unique skills and strengths.
In conclusion, it is important to know if we are suffering from stress, especially for students, and how to cope with it. When they feel that they are under the pressure, they should, for example, learn to relax, discuss with a confidante to set realistic goals for themselves in their mind.