Beat the stress

Learn to create time for fun

Beat the stress

Sometimes it can feel like there aren’t enough hours in the day.

How are you meant to do your chores, take care of your siblings, or help your mum at her shop when your friends want to hang out?

Take a deep breath. We’ve got you covered!

These tips will help you cope when you feel stressed out.

Create a to-do list
Make a list of all the things you need to do at the beginning of each week and each day. Include chores (like cleaning the house), fun stuff (like hanging out with your friends after), and work (like helping your mum at her shop).

Order it
What are the most important things on your list? What needs to be done today and what can wait till next week?

By ordering the things, you can focus on a few things each day, rather than overload yourself with a mountain of tasks! This will help you get tasks done.

If you need to do some chores, and hang out with friends. Split it. For example you can decide to do your chores first and hang out later.

Take care of yourself
By looking after yourself, you’ll be able to tackle your to do list more easily. Do something just for you at least once a day like setting aside five minutes to relax, and enjoy your favourite drink while you chat with your mum before going back to your chores.

Be honest
Talk to your parents when you are feeling stressed out about the amount of work you have. Explain that you have a lot of work. Ask if you can exchange chores with a sibling or make up for it by doing a bigger share the next week.

The same goes for friends! When they want to hang out all afternoon, but you know you have an important task like a chore to do. You can hang out for a short while before heading out to do your chores. Or you can also try to do the chore together with your friend.

Try not to get distracted by chatting or playing instead of working.

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