Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Managing Pressure

Throughout our lives we can sometimes face a lot of pressure and stress. Whether this may be from education, work, family or through the pressure we put on our selves. So how can we manage pressure?

  • Manage Your Time:

Identify your best time of day. Are you a morning person or a night person? Figure out your best time of day and dedicate those times to doing tasks that require concentration or energy.

Make a list of things you have to do. Making a list of everything you need to do puts down visually how much you need to do and helps your mind feel more organised. You can list them in order of importance too. After you've done tasks you can then cross them off so you have the satisfaction of achieving something and crossing something off of your list! This particularly helps me.

Try to vary your tasks in the day. Vary dull jobs with interesting ones, boring tasks with easier ones. 

Try not to do too many things at once. Overloading yourself with things to do can make you become very stressed, tired and hate the things you have to do even more so. Strike a balance between tasks you need to do and relaxing to help keep your mind at ease.

  • Relax:
Give yourself time to do things that you enjoy. You need to give yourself leisurely time and give yourself a break. Read a book, watch YouTube videos- whatever it is that you enjoy. 

Socialise. It is important to make time for your friends and do things with them. Being around other people you enjoy being around will help give relief from pressure and help you feel happy.

Have a change of scenery. Go for a walk to clear your head, get fresh air and relax. Exercise is a great way to help you feel better. Or even so, why don't you take a change of scenery as far as having a day out or go on holiday? These will give you a break that you deserve from tasks and prepares you to go back to your tasks with a clear mind.

One thing we must all do is to learn to accept things that we cannot change. There are boring tasks we need to do in life that we cannot help and they need to get done. However, you can change your attitude towards it. Just think- if you get that task done as soon as possible then it isn't on your mind and you can forget about it and move on to greater things! Don't led pressure over power you.

Source: Charity: Mind

What do you do to relax and relieve pressure? Let me know!


  1. I'm just starting GCSE's so this was really helpful, thank you! x

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    1. I'm glad I could help! GCSE's are stressful but you will get through them! Good luck :-)