Being good students, you strive for success and achieving excellence in your academics. From studying for long hours to meet up the social pressure every individual goes through a process of unavoidable challenges. Stepping into adolescence, students have to deal with enormous stress and nervous strain while proving themselves as the bright stars of the future where the result of 9th class is the most important predictor of matriculation success in Pakistan’s Education System. Especially the result day is full of expectation level and such expectation level causes tremendous tension for students.
The overconfident individuals might overcome stress but their results won’t be up to the mark while a mediocre student raises his hands in prayers and hope for the best possible outcome hence everybody is psychologically affected in some way. In today’s fast-paced world good marks are essential to enter the desired profession like medical, engineering, business management, fashion designing, accounting, etc. There are a variety of social problems faced by students like poverty, child abuse, and youth suicide complicates students’ efforts to learn. Such problems should be dealt with steadfastness, courage, and determination to succeed.
Finally, the 9th class result day brings lots of hopes, excitement and mental conflict as you wait for the result to be announced where faith and self-belief play a major role during these challenges:
- Financial Problems
- Family Problems
- Psychological Problems
- Emotional Problems
- Pressures of Materialism
- Negative Stereotyping
- Low Self Esteem
The challenges invoke a higher level of stress whereas the suggestions on how to spend your result day dealing with stress level are given as follows:
- Say no to Caffeine, Nicotine, and Drugs:
Avoid smoking and taking any drink that contains caffeine. Caffeine and Nicotine are stimulants and so will increase your level of stress rather than reduce it. Take fresh juices and water to keep your body hydrated. Say no to drugs.
- Indulge in Physical Exercise
Stressful situations increase stress hormones in your bodies such as adrenaline and cortisol. The physical exercise can be used to balance the stress hormones and create relief in the body.
- Get More Sleep:
Good long sleep helps your brain function in a better way. Try taking a warm bath and reading a calming undemanding book for a few minutes to relax your body until you fall asleep. Avoid unnecessary medication for sleep disorders.
- Try Relaxation Techniques
Try relaxation techniques and figure out which works best for you like aromatic therapy and meditation. Relaxation is a technique that improves with practice.
- Talk to a Professional Counselor
In case your stress is bothering you too much talk to somebody close to you or seek the guidance of a professional counselor academically.
- Take Control
Stress can be triggered by a problem that’s impossible to solve. Try to find solutions to every problem and stay calm. This way you will feel more in control by lowering the stress level in your body.
- Manage Your Time
Prioritize your tasks and then apply your efforts one by one to all tasks. Don’t feel overburdened as it increases stress.
- Learn to Stand up for yourself
Take your own decisions rather getting influenced by others regarding your career choice as your aptitude matters the most.
- Take Rest if you are Ill
In case you feel exhausted and ill, ensure taking proper rest.
- Write Stress Diary
Write down the aspects upsetting you.
Hence, overcoming stress on the result day is very essential for students as it helps in better decision-making of future careers as well as consequently facing the reality of result with a brave heart and foresighted approach.