Instituto Historico de Betim


How To Deal With Homework Stress

The amount of homework you get may be putting much stress on you, but you do not have to succumb to this pressure. Here are few tips to reveal homework stress.

  • Realize that you do not have to be perfect.
  • Ask yourself what is the worst thing to happen if you fail to submit your homework on time. You will lose several points? You can improve it by earning extra credit later. Get scolded by your parents? You can survive that as well. All these “terrible” aftermaths are not worth your feeling guilty and miserable. Everyone makes mistakes, and life is so much more than just homework. Sky will not fall even if you don’t do a single one of your assignments. Keep it in mind, and calm down. You need to be calm to do your best in this situation.

  • Prioritize.
  • If you already have a pile of homework to be submitted tomorrow, you may not be able to complete everything. Select the assignments that are most important to you and focus on them. You may do the rest afterwards if you still have time.

  • Plan.
  • To avoid feeling overstressed again, take a more organized approach. Write all you homework assignments down in a single place so that you can easily find them. Make a weekly plan of your homework – which tasks you will do on what days. Estimate how long it will take you to complete each assignment, and allow yourself enough time. Remember that you do not have to be as fast a homework-doer as any of your friends. Every person is unique. Working slower does not mean being less capable.

  • Eliminate procrastination.
  • You may be in constant rush through your homework just because you get distracted too often. Turn off your TV, and log out of all social networks. It is better to turn off your phone as well. Chatting with friends and surfing the Web will be much more fun if not interfered by thoughts of the homework you still have to do. The earlier you complete your assignments, the more time you will have to truly enjoy yourself.

  • Do only what you need to.
  • Another common source of homework stress is craving for perfection. You are struggling to produce as good a paper as you can, and you end up failing to complete it on time. Remember that your teacher is looking for a decent work, not for brilliance. Just stop polishing this piece, and proceed to the other tasks you have to complete.