Stress, Stress and More Stress: How to Deal with It



Students and parents feeling stressed in Singapore’s vigorous education system is almost a given. CPD Singapore Education Services Pte Ltd understands the rigour of Singapore’s education system. It believes that students need to be equipped with the right emotional coping strategies to do well and stay healthy. CPD Singapore believes that schools should also facilitate stress coping mechanisms and teach students how to handle stress. CPD Singapore has outlined some key strategies to cope with stress in secondary school.


Time management

Time management is a key pillar in doing well in secondary school. Managing one’s time well will not only improve their grades but prevent work from piling up and causes added stress. Students should plan weekly schedules for their homework. Doing homework consistently is key. This will prevent last-minute cramming, which induces unnecessary stress.

Being organised

Being well organised is a healthy habit to have. This needs to be inculcated from young and will serve students well beyond secondary school. Students should organise their study spaces and sort out their books, according to subject, for example. This eradicates unnecessary time spent finding notes and other revision materials.

When students are not organised, they may forget where their studying materials are. This can induce stress trying to search for a certain textbook for example.


Avoid procrastination

Procrastination is detrimental to a calm state of mind. Students should start their homework as soon as they receive it. Procrastinating can lead to stress when homework piles up. This is unnecessary stress which can be avoided. Students should formulate a fixed timetable which they adhere to regularly. Homework can be spaced out and planned effectively using a timetable. This makes one’s secondary school journey more liveable and less of an emotional train wreck.