I don’t know how to make you understand that the Chinese kids in the 21century are quite busy. Many of times they really are just overwhelmed. The latest news that we heard were of students who committed suicide just they were unable to keep with their demands of daily life. I can understand, because for us, every activity is scheduled down to the very minute.
In my opinion we must pay more more attention and attach more importance to student’s well being. We must teach them how to relax when they feel tired. And we must do this when students want to give up their life over this matter.
There was one time that I was really stressed out and felt like things were too overwhelming. We have examinations at the end of every month, and in particular I remember the one from last month. I did not do a good job on the test. I did not pass some of the subjects. I became very upset when I found out that I did not pass all them!
That same day, the teacher talked to me and gave me a soft punishment by lecturing me. She asked me, “What is the trouble with you these days? You even could not pass this time. What did you do? …” I had nothing to say at that moment except to listen. I kept listening to her until she finished her speech.
When I went back home, I ate a lot snacks and did not want to do anything. I listened to music that I liked and I did not want to think about the exam any more. That is my way to relax myself and reduce the pressure.
If you have the same problem, I have some ideas to tell you. I hope these can help you step out the dark when you feel like you can’t deal with all the work.
- When you feel sad you can recall a sweet memory.
- You can eat your favorite snack and drink a cup of soft drink. Soft drink always make people feel cool.
- You also can have a good night of sleep, maybe you will have a special dream!
- Reading the stories with jokes is a very useful way to laugh and relax.
- Listen to your favorite music and sing it loudly
- Throw away all your clocks or watches and then your time will stop…I’m kidding…☺
- Draw a picture about yourself and make it funny. I often do that. You can have a try~
That’s all. Thank you~.
Please share your suggestions!