It is normal to be stressed or nervous about exams or school. It can help us to do better at school. But too much school stress can make it hard to stop worrying.
Here are some tips that could help you:
- ✍️Write down what stresses you and keep this in a particular place – for example, you could write in a notebook or on pieces of paper you put in an envelope or jar.
- Talking to someone you trust about what's making you feel stressed could be a relief. This could be a friend, family member, or social worker at school.
- Try to get enough sleep. Sleep can give you the energy to cope with complicated feelings and experiences.
- Think about your diet. Make sure you eat a healthy and balanced diet. Eating unhealthy or too much sugar can affect your mood and energy levels.
- Try to do some physical activity. Exercise can be a great stress reliever.
- ♀️Breathing exercises can help you cope and feel more in control. You can use Google to find those.
- You could also make a note of what's going well. Dealing with stress can mean you think about things that worry you or are hard to do. It's important to be kind to yourself and notice the good stuff too.
- If you feel like you are dealing with a lot and want to talk to someone about it, you can see a social worker at your local clinic or phone a counsellor at SADAG.
- SADAG 24hr Helpline 0800 456 789.
- Or chat online with a counsellor 7 days a week from 9 am - 4 pm via the Cipla WhatsApp Chat Line 076 882 2775.