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Aidan is our Post of The Month winner voted by the community for the following post:

"Hey Lucie,

You say you're still on medication and have had lots of therapy? Maybe it's a matter of revisiting old coping techniques and anything else like that, that therapy taught you?

And Drea is absolutely right! Even someone with everything material that they could ever want isn't insusceptible to mental illness. Any sex, race, age, class; it doesn't discriminate...
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Exams and the pressure to do well

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  • Exams and the pressure to do well

    There can be A LOTof pressure from parents, teachers, friends or even ourselves to do well in exams. This pressure, added onto the stress some of us experience with exams, can sometimes get too much.

    Check out this new article on The Mix website about exams and the pressures to do well. There's some great advice on how to manage some of this pressure, such as:

    If you need to talk to your parents about the pressure theyíre putting you under, remember:Choose a time when you are both relaxed and wonít be interrupted. Donít bring it up in an argument.
    • Explain to your parents that the pressure youíre under is making you feel rubbish.
    • Give reasons. Perhaps you want to drop a subject but explain that it will give more time to focus on other subjects.
    • If youíre not comfortable talking to your parents alone, you can ask a teacher or a school counsellor to help talk to them.
    If you find youíre pushing yourself to extremes, remember:
    • Working to extremes isn't productive. It has been proven that breaks when revising are necessary for a fully functioning brain. Leave your computer, go outside, watch a film Ė anything that will distract you for a short while from your work.
    • Congratulate yourself. If youíve done a really great stint of revision or have done well in a mock exam, give yourself a treat.
    • Make a plan B. If things donít go to plan, remember itís not the end of the world. You can retake your exams or decide on a completely different life plan Ė itís all quite exciting really.
    How do you manage some of this pressure from parents, teachers, friends or even ourselves to do well in exams? What advice would you give to others?

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    Doing that well isn't even that good. I have 13 A*s-Cs including 2 A*s and 6 As, and I cannot for the life of me find a decent job, and all those qualifications don't help my mental health or happiness at all.

    Do well all you want. Just make sure you're happy.
    SUCCESS is not final, FAILURE is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts


    • #3
      I agree with Aidan, just because you have 18191 As doesn't mean you'll automatically get a decent job and have the career everyone dreams of.
      "Truely independent person who doesn't do quotes, just dates".. (29.04.17)


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