Back to School Stress

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Let’s face it, getting back into the swing of school after a bout of holidays is tough, particularly if your body clock is so out of sync that breakfast begins at 4pm and not a moment before. That said, there are many of you out there that love the back-to-school vibe of buying a whole load of new stationery and catching up with friends in the flesh, after a long bout of only keeping tabs on their existence through the ever-loyal Whatsapp, Twitter and Snapchat.

But what happens if you don’t like school? Being unhappy at school can cause lots of problems. You might get headaches or stomach aches, you might even feel nauseous. According to a Kids Health article it’s really important to first work out exactly what you don’t like. School is a fact of life, there is no way of avoiding it. So it’s a good idea to try and enjoy it if you can, especially as the new leaving age is 18 if you were born after 1st September 1997. In order to do  this Kids health suggests you write down everything you don’t like about school and then write a list of everything you do like, no matter how small. It then asks you to look at the things you can change on the list of things you don’t like.

In a survey of teenagers who were facing going back to school with worries, one third were worried about the school work. Interestingly one third were also worried about social issues such as fitting in, finding friends and being judged. So it seems that many of us actually experience the same worries even though we might feel alone in our worries.

According to psychiatrist Dr. Shimi Kang the importance of sleep is paramount. But that doesn’t mean staying in bed all day! Rather, going to bed earlier and waking up at the time you need to in order to get through your morning routine without stress.

If you feel unhappy about going back to school or college there are lots of websites out there than can help. Here are five of our top picks to get you started:

  1. What Stresses You Out About School?
  2. Resolve to Reduce Back-to-School Stress
  3. Managing Academic Pressure
  4. Back-to-School Health and Nutrition Tips
  5. 5 Tips From An Expert On Coping With School Stress