What causes negative stress? Absenteeism Bad time-management & procrastination makes the workload feel unmanageable Part-time work especially during the week Cellphones/TV/Facebook/SnapChat/Instagram Excessive social life, especially late nights Matric Dance Tertiary applications Other Matric activities Leadership responsibilities
Be realistic and not over-ambitious! Being in control of your life and having realistic expectations about your day- to-day challenges are the keys to stress management, which is perhaps the most important ingredient to living a happy, healthy and rewarding life. Marilu Henner
1. Make a "To Do" List. Prioritise them. If it's easier, use a planner to track all of your tasks. And don't forget to reward yourself for your accomplishments. Use a calendar – a big one in your room helps Carry a small notebook to write reminders in. At the end of the day transfer the notes to your master calendar 2. Use Spare Minutes Wisely. Get some reading done on the bus ride home from school, for example, and you'll kill two birds with one stone. Time Management Tips For High School Students
3. Find the Right Time. You'll work more efficiently if you figure out when you do your best work. For example, if your brain handles maths better in the afternoon, don't wait to do it until late at night. 4. Review Your Notes Every Day. You'll reinforce what you've learned, so you need less time to study. You'll also be ready if your teacher calls on you or gives a pop quiz. Start assignments early. 5. Get a Good Night's Sleep. Running on empty makes the day seem longer and your tasks seem more difficult.
6. Communicate Your Schedule to Others. If phone calls are proving to be a distraction, tell your friends that you take social calls from 7-8 p.m. Turn your phone off. Disconnect the internet. It may sound silly, but it helps. 7. Don't Waste Time Agonizing. Have you ever wasted an entire evening by worrying about something that you're supposed to be doing? Was it worth it? Instead of agonizing and procrastinating, just do it. 8. Keep Things in Perspective. Setting goals that are unrealistic sets you up for failure. While it's good to set high goals for yourself, be sure not to overdo it. Set goals that are difficult yet reachable.
TASKABCDEADLINE Acceptance lettersXWed 1/4 Luke’s birthday presentXSun 5/4 Admissions Policy reviewXMon 13/4 House pointsXWed 1/4 Annual survey sign-offXTues 31/3 Dates for SGBXTues 7/4 Read applications for 2016XEnd April
Take time to think; it is the source of power. Take time to read; it is the foundation of wisdom. Take time to play; it is the secret of staying young. Take time to be quiet; it is the opportunity to see God. Take time to be aware; it is the opportunity to help others. Take time to love and be loved; it is God's greatest gift. Take time to laugh; it is the music of the soul.
Plans for 2016 Tertiary studies Find out details – documents required, closing dates, NBT Prepare for the “No thanks” letters Have Plan A, B, C ……. Z GAP year?