Monday, December 12, 2016

Stress

HELP!! She expects me to do what? He said the due date was when? But I have basketball practice! piano practice! my friend's birthday party! I haven't been feeling great!

What do you do when life gets crazy and teacher's pile on the work? What are your strategies for coping with the stress?

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  1. I do 2 things when work piles up. I one go to a quiet place and work for straight hours until its all done or I do many little periods of work getting maybe 1 assignment done a period. I do this method less because it is more time consuming but less stressful some might say. These are the things I do when work piles up

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    1. I find that I do better if I do your second idea...work a little until I get one thing done or knock out of big chunk of a big thing. In college I would do your first idea...whew! I would be tired by the time I was done!!

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    2. I feel that I do better using your first method because I feel more satisfied afterwards, having done it in a shorter time.

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    3. I like your second idea more because you can work better when you have a fresh mind to work on your project or whatever work it is :D

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  2. I usually take things one thing at a time and if it's still too much you might have to sacrifice something such as playing football with your friend. When I'm overdue on work I usually try to "lock" myself in my room so I have to finish the work I am assigned instead of having fun(which is not your first choice but for the greater-good). If it gets past the point that I can't control it anymore and my mind still wanders off I might sit and set a goal for myself like do 3 pages of math and then I will rest or do something for five minutes.

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    1. I would do the same thing and sacrifice fun things.

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    2. Yeah that sounds like a good Idea I think I'll give that a try.

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    3. It's hard to give up something you WANT to do for something you HAVE to do...but that is a great strategy. Doing something fun can be your reward for finishing the hard stuff!

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    4. I usually do the same thing. After I get home form school, I take a timed break. When the timer goes off, I will focus on nothing but my work.

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    5. Do you like "locking" yourself in your room?

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    6. Sometimes I have to literally steal the skewers (my sister can pick locks with them) and lock my door.

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  4. Stress edited:I usually deal with the deadline stress by working only on the project. I will ignore all other homework (if it’s not as important as the project). And when I get done with that, I will relax and take a break. And then I will work on the rest of my unfinished work (if there is any).

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    1. What if it gets really late and you don't have time for a break?

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    2. And sometimes projects are more FUN than homework...so it's easier to get them done! right?

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  5. When life gets crazy and the teachers pile on the work, I just calm down and get the stuff that needs to be done, done. The strategies that I use for coping the stress are breathing and exercising. When I breath really slowly, then I get calm and I can get stuff done. Another strategy I use is exercising. When I run around or do some jumping jacks then I work better. These are the things that help me.

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    1. One of my strategies for coping with stress is similar to that.

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    2. I agree because then you can just do other things after you finish your work.

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    3. exercising is a great idea. Sometimes just taking the dog for a walk can help reduce the stress and then you can get busy on what you need to do. right?

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    4. I agree with you! Exercising gets me pumped up for the next task at hand. Breathing slowly also slows your brain down and relaxes you. I use this strategy all the time when I feel under pressure and stressed.

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  6. When i get a lot of work and I get stressed out I usually just let it crush me and I go through the work I have until I get it done. This does take all the fun out of it but it is almost always the only way to do it. I never think about any other strategies because this one works well and I usually want to do something fun instead of work.

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    1. You might want to read some of the strategies other people use and give that a try!

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    2. Owen. That is pathetic. And you are not pathetic. So try something. It should be easy for you. Because you are not pathetic. So try some of the other strategies, like Mrs. Maxey said. She is very smart, and I like to take smart people's advice. But that is just me. And don't forget. YOU. ARE. NOT PATHETIC. OWEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  7. When I get very stressed out, I do a few things. First, I turn on some relaxing music, or something I like. It helps me feel happier or more comfortable with the situation I’m in. Next, I might light some candles or use some kind of fragrance that I like or that gives me a calm feeling. Finally, I just do the work. Since I am calm, I can work quicker and concentrate better. If I have some kind of activity I need to go to; for instance, soccer practice; I will go and then repeat the relaxation steps afterwards. If I have to stay up late to get it all done, I will. If the due date is in a few days, I can do a little bit each night.That way I don't psyche myself out. These are some of my strategies that help me relieve stress.

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    1. I usually do the music but haven't tried the candles...I will give that a try!!

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    2. I think the first tip would work best for me!

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    3. Great strategies I might start doing that to, it looks effective.

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    4. Those are great ways! I think that those strategies would work for me, when I'm stressed out. Also, I like music and drawing... Those calm me down within 15 minutes. Great effort put into this. Its very well written!

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    5. I almost always do the music. It usually works, but sometimes I lose track of time and just forget that I had any work at all! Maybe I will try the second strategy, it doesn't seem like that could distract anyone.

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    6. Usually when I listen to music while doing homework the music distracts me.

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    7. Yes, candles do sound like a good idea! I'll try it!

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    8. That sounds really relaxing. I usually pop on headphones and do my work by ignoring everything around me but i will have to give the candles a try.

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    9. That sounds so peaceful and reviving! I will be sure to give candles a shot at relaxing me!

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  8. When life gets crazy and teachers pile on work, you should prioritize, then start the work. It's very simple. You will soon realize that the work was not as hard or time consuming as you thought, and it will relieve the stress when you get the work done and you are able to see your completed work, which gives a ton of satisfaction and relief.

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    1. Isn't it a great feeling to complete something!? Mark it off your list and feel a sense of relief!
      Agreed!

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    2. I make a to-do list almost every day.

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    3. I like feeling satisfacation.

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  9. When life gets crazy and teachers pile on the work, some strategies I use for coping with the stress is calming down and just relaxing for a while until I feel confident enough to get back into the work. Another strategy I use is doing one part of the work, then take a break, until almost all the stress is gone, so then I wouldn’t be as stressed out. The last strategy I use is to say to people who are trying to give me attention, that I am stressed and if they can leave me alone for a few minutes until I cool down from all the stress.

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    1. I agree. Those are some great strategies.

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    2. I like your first strategy the best! I do it all the time.

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    3. Great strategy to do a little of the work first then give it a break for a few minutes.

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    4. In my case it's usually Cali, my dog who is trying to distract me. She comes and puts her tennis ball in my lap trying to tell me to stop and go play ball!! ha!

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  10. Whenever my life gets crazy and the teacher’s pile on the work, I have a few strategies up my sleeve. First of all, I start with what is due first. If I have piano lessons in two hours, I will practice for that, and then I will do my math homework for tomorrow. Doing the things that I have to do first carry me on to what I have to do next. In addition, I also try to do what is most important first. If I have an essay to finish that will count as half my grade, I will work on that, and then move to less important work. Lastly, I just try to calm down before the stress gets to me. Stress can make my work worse than it would be without stress. Drawing or reading for about 15 minutes can decrease my stress level greatly and makes my homework better than it would be without those 15 minutes of relaxation. As you can see, these strategies for dealing with stress make stress a whole lot weaker.

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    1. I like how you used the metaphor: "I have a few strategies up my sleeve." I forget where that comes from. Also, I have piano too, so I'll see if this is more efficient than my strategy. However I can never be sure.

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    2. Great strategy to start with the work closer to being due.

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    3. Drawing also helps me really calm down too.

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  11. When life gets crazy and teachers pile work atop me I clean my room. I know that sound crazy however it seems to relieve my stress when my room is clean. “Stress is like a messy room” ~Unknown. I also like to rearrange my furniture. It feels like a fresh start. A new area to work in. A new, productive me. Lastly, I love to organize my “Junk” It kind of goes with cleaning my room. My coping strategies include coloring and listening to music. I own tons of adult coloring books. The result of the colorful page is so satisfying. I like to listen to 80’s music more than anything.My favorite song Is “Billy Jean” by Michael Jackson.These are some of my stress relieving things!

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    1. I usually do the same thing...CLEAN!!! However if I turn on the music while I clean it can quickly change my mood!!

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    2. I like your idea on reorganizing your room to give you a fresh start. A mess always adds on stress.

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    3. I do the same thing as Talia and you (Mrs.Maxey)! I love to organize my things and clean a little bit when I'm stressed.

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    4. I do agree. Coloring really helps me to calm do too. And listening to music.

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    5. I like organizing things, too! I actually cleaned the whole house once... without anyone asking, and it made me calmer... also odd thing, but when I eat candy it makes me calm, so I can do work for something. (I don't know why I brought that up...)

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    6. I can see how this will help you feel relieved of stress, but how do you get the work done with all of your other activities?

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    7. I have never done that before!

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    8. I agree with you all the way, Talia! I love to rearrange my room every time I'm stressed. I usually listen to music to unwind. It helps me focus on the next task and take it easy.

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    9. Sometimes I like to unfold clothes and then refold them again. This is like your stratigie of cleaning your room.

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    10. I know how you feel. This helps me a lot.

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    11. I like to organize my room, but I usually don't have time. :T

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  12. What I do when life gets crazy and teacher's pile on the work is keep calm and do the homework my teacher gave me immediately. Once you start the homework you will hopefully find it kinda fun. Homework can be fun because your brain likes to think about the work and finds the work relaxing. Or, the homework is right at your level so it’s not as difficult as you thought it would be making the homework fun. If you find it fun your stress should go away because your happy. And if you’re happy you will have loads of fun at your other activities because you are stress free.

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    1. I sometimes think of homework fun too.

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    2. My brain does not find homework fun or relaxing. I think its a pass time that gives you a better grade. However that is just my opinion. It is obviously not yours, and since it is opinion, there is no right or wrong.

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    3. I agree that homework could be fun, but sometimes it could be a pain.

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  13. My strategy for coping with stress is take it one at a time. Whenever I get loaded with work I take things one at a time. I don’t try to take on everything at once. I may complete all the work for one class then move on to the next. I may also work on the stuff due first and get to the homework that is due in a few days later. By taking things one at a time it will usually result in less stress along with less work. Another strategy is to take a day at a time. If you worry about missing soccer practice or a piano recital in a few days, it may build up stress. If you just worry about the homework you have that night you will have less stress and more focus. These are two very similar strategies I use to limit the stress in my life.

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    1. Great stategy...sometime I make a list and when I finish one thing, I can check it off...that feels really good!

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    2. Checking things of makes me feel really good. I feel so accomplished!

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    3. Some ways I deal with stress is cleaning and organizing. For some reason reorganizing my things helps me relax a little bit. I also use an essential oils difuser. I put clear mind, lavender, and peppermint. Which makes me calm down. I also read a really good book and I do not look at electronic devices. Books that I have read where The One and Only Ivan, Hatchet, and Esperanza Rising. I also listen to music pop music mostly Michael Jackson.

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  14. When life gets crazy and I have a lot of work piled on top of me I do many things that help me. First of all, if I get stressed about so many things I try and focus on one thing only. (Ex: If I’m thinking about homework, cleaning my bedroom, art project, etc. I only think about homework first.) Then, once I am done with that thing I move onto one more thing. Another strategy is, every time a take a breath I take one thing of of my head at night. Once everything is out of my head, I feel much better. The last thing that helps me calm down from lots of stress is, taking my mind off of everything I have to do. If I am getting very stressed I just stop for a little while and do something else. (Sometimes reading works for me!) This helps me and once I am done I will get back to work. These strategies really help me when I get stressed out from things.

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  15. One strategy that I use for coping with stress is using a motivation. I’ll say things to myself like, “If I read three paragraphs of this article, I can have a piece of chocolate.” Another way that I deal with stress is I make a to do list. I like to check off boxes after I have done a certain thing. One last thing that I like to do to help cope with stress is to do a little bit of work and then take a small break and come back to it. This can help stop you from getting too overwhelmed.

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  16. What I do to deal with stress when teachers pile work onto me. In my free time the only thing I do is study and work on my assignments because sometimes you have a lot of free time. Another thing I do is try to reschedule stuff that I had during that time that I’m working on homework. For example, if I’m going over to a friend’s house we can maybe do it a different day. The last thing I do is I sometimes miss out on activities because I need to work. For example, if I’m supposed to go to an open gym I may have to miss it because I need to work on the assignment.

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  17. When life gets stressful and teachers pile up on work I get very tired. When life is crazy and there is work to do than I try to get everything done and it takes me to late times and then I don’t get enough sleep which means the next day I have an unpleasant and tiring day. When after school activities take up more than half your after school time then there's not much time to get sleep and be on time and done with work. If you want to be football or basketball player who plays on varsity or a eagle scout, than you need time to put into those activities. As you can see kids lives gets really stressful.

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  18. When life is crazy and the teacher piles on work I do a few things. First, I do my school work during any open minutes. For example, driving in the car I do work. Next, I could cancel or not attend any unneeded events. For example, the birthday party. A party is fun but school is more important, plus there is more parties, but you probably will not get another chance on your assignment. One more thing I would do is stay up later than normal to do my homework. Finally, I do a few things when life gets crazy and the teacher piles on homework.

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  19. I do three main things when work piles up. First, what I do is think about what I going to do first and do the assignments one at a time. Second, what I do is try to relax and get my mind off the due dates and how many assignments I have to do so I can at least get some work done. Finally, what I do is try to get tips from classmates on what I’m working on so I can sorta make the assignments not so worrisome. For example, I would ask which one did you do first and why and which one would recommend I do next. These are my three main things I do when work piles up.

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  20. When my life gets crazy and teacher’s pile up work I work late at night and hard at school because when i’m busy after school I have to work later than normal and work hard at school to minimize the work after school. Because the work is minimized from school I can finish the work at home and prioritize the work I need to do which helps me finish my work efficiently.

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  21. What do you do when life gets crazy and teacher's pile on the work? What are your strategies for coping with the stress?

    When life gets crazy and teacher’s pile on the work, I do a few things. My first plan is to get as much of the work done as I possibly can for homework that night. If that means doing homework in the car on the way to an after-school activity, do it. If that doesn’t work and I can’t finish all of my work that night, I get my backpack and bring it up to my room when I go to bed and I might try to do more homework for an hour or so before I fall asleep. Then when I wake up in the morning I will do it while I wait to go downstairs to get breakfast. Hopefully I Would be done with my homework by now but if not, I will do it during breakfast and after breakfast when I am waiting for the bus. Most likely, I would be done by now but if for some reason I am not, I would work on it on the bus before I get to school. I think then probably I would have all of my homework completed but if that didn’t work I need to go to the teacher and tell them what happened.

    I have a few strategies for coping with the stress. The first one is that I might just take a break every 15 to 20 minutes or so. I think that this would help because I could take a break and think about something else for a few minutes and then I could have a fresh start to work again. The next strategy is that I might want to go in my room by myself and do homework so that I/ can get work done faster and then I do not have to worry about getting distractions. Lastly, I would ask my parents for help with it and they can help me if I am stressed about not knowing a problem.

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  22. Things I do when life gets crazy and teachers pile on work are many things. First of all, I take a deep breath and tell myself I can do this, I tell myself that all this work is just supposed to help me learn for a good cause. Next, I go in my room every once in awhile for breaks to read, because reading calms me down a lot. In addition, when everything gets crazy, I go to the library, get a ton of books and then just shut myself in my room until I finish all the books that I got, and usually, I’ll go downstairs into our craft room, and make something. As you already kind of know about my coping with stress, I’ll still share some more reasons with you on how. To begin, I sometimes will tell my mom how I feel (if I feel comfortable about telling her), and usually she’ll have something to say about it to help me feel better. Another way is, if I am feeling the tired kind of stress, I’ll my most favorite soft blanket, and curl up on the couch with the lights turned off. You probably want to try some of these things because I think they will help you lots like they help me.

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  23. When life gets crazy and teachers pile on work, I sort it and organize it into what class it is, when it’s due, and what subject it is. Then, I start with the things that are due first in whatever class and subject. When I have too many things going on in my life and I can’t do everything, I start to take the little things off my plate: riding my bike can wait until tomorrow, making a cake can be put off, and brushing my dogs can hold off a little longer. After this is done, I feel more under control. Next, I learn to cope with my stress. I do yoga to slow my body down, I walk my dogs with my mom, and I go outside to relax and lay in the grass. I do that to make me feel relaxed and stress-free. I’ll put some of my favorite music on and lay on my rug for a few minutes, to de-stress me and get my energy up to work level. I usually play “Can’t Stop The Feeling!” by Justin Timberlake, or “Brand New” by Ben Rector. I also play OneRepublic to relieve my stress. These are the first things that I do. After this, I do more catching up. I then do something more extreme than the simple things. I’ll play soccer with my neighbors and siblings, I’ll make something with my sister, and I’ll play a board game with my family. When life piles on work, I get it done and take it easy. I make sure that I’m relaxed and fully in control. I do the work, and then I have fun and unwind.

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    1. I love your strategies!!=)

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    2. That is a really good strategy {sorting it}! That will defiantly help me!

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  24. My strategy for dealing with stress is to take breaks. To not try and do everything at once. When i'm cleaning my basement, once I get a certain amount done, I turn on the tv and play on the xbox. Listening to music also helps me cause I can just chill, I listen to music when I’m writing a big essay. When i’m writing on the computer I usually write for 10 minutes then play a computer game.

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  25. What I do when life gets crazy and teacher’s pile work is try to work a little slower or take a little rest. I would try to work slower because It won’t me rush. It also won’t will make focus on one thing and not just think about everything at once and get overwhelmed. I like to take rests because it takes my mind of the work. I may want to think about something else or get up and get a drink of water or do something else.
    My strategies for coping with stress are calm down or clear my mind. I think that getting overwhelmed in school is the worst thing that can happen cause if you get of task or lose your focus it can really screw you up to the point where maybe can’t do work. I like to clear my mind because with to much work stacking sometimes I just shut down.

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  26. Some strategies that I have for coping with stress are sleeping, working really hard on one thing to get it over with, and not putting myself in the predicament in the first place. For the sleeping part, just relax your body and clear your mind, so that you can refocus and calm down.

    To work really hard on one thing so that you can get over with it, means that you truck through a few simple things, then you have an hour to do one or two hard things, and you now have 30 minutes until you have to do the next thing.

    Then of course there is not putting myself in the predicament in the first place. Basically, you get what you have to do first, so that when you get handed more work, it is the only work that you have to do. Then you finish that, then you get more work, and it is the only work you have. You should even have a lot of free time with this strategy and it won’t affect your work unless you are a very sloppy, messy person, or you are somebody who doesn’t take their time in their work. If you were like that, you should use the first strategy that stated.

    These are some of my strategies that I use for coping with stress, and they really help me a lot. If you use them, then I hope they help you too.

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