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How do you de-stress?

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When I'm feeling particularly stressed I like to do yoga, dance around like a maniac in the kitchen, or organize my binders. Sometimes I'll watch a movie on Fridays as a reward for making it through a stressful week.

How do you unwind when the IB stresses you out?

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I play the guitar or just hang-out with my friends. It always works to just rant about it lol

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Organise everything, do little tasks. Watch TV, go out with friends, go outside for a walk, complain to someone about it.

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Running... Lots of running! Even twice a day. You come back to the books "floating" and mind clear! Works for me :)

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I DO NOT UNWIND STRESS! I ATTACK STRESS AND DEFEAT IT BY ACCOMPLISHMENT!

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Run. Run like a maniac! And then I come back, stay up all night and finish more than what I need to so that way I can feel better and get ahead of everybody else.

Remember: "If you are not already far ahead, then you are very behind." - One of my teachers.

Oh and organizing helps. I also watch the occasional t.v. show...

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what ''I'' do?

- read mangas and imagine i'm in a totally different world

- movies work too....i watch em and forget that ib exists

- close the door of my room and swear at ib and my life! and run around like a maniac (this also includes jumping innumerable times on my bed - i really think it's gonna break one day)...until my mum comes upstairs and literally forces me to shut up and calm down ...hahahahahahhaha

*sometimes this also includes me turning on a random rock song and insanely dancing to it...oh and occasionally uttering a few words from the lyrcis....i pretend i can play the non-existent electric guitar and my band is really popular....and i'm the center of attention...

- pretend i'm drunk and say the weirdest things in front of my friends...and laugh at their shocked expressions....hahahaha (well, they've gotten pretty used to it now...so they tend to laugh along with me hahaha)

...basically craziness is the cure for me

(apart from this i'm pretty normal)

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Even a short 3K run helps with the stress. Also I find that taking a nap helps and not procrastinating prevents some stressful situations from arising. I am so excited for a biking trip I have on Friday. I think that's really a good way to unwind after some stressful weeks.

Also I find that talking to others about your stress can help. Remember everyone has problems.

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Even a short 3K run helps with the stress. Also I find that taking a nap helps and not procrastinating prevents some stressful situations from arising. I am so excited for a biking trip I have on Friday. I think that's really a good way to unwind after some stressful weeks.

Also I find that talking to others about your stress can help. Remember everyone has problems.

I agree with the point on everyone has problems. Everyone just tries to put up a brave front. But when we're stressed out..we think that we're the only ones living a miserable life. In fact, that's not true.

But yah...apart from the crazy stuff (which i mentioned previously)...talking to others and even ocassionally whining and cribbing along with your friends is another good way to destress (makes you realise that we're all riding the same boat). :)

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- complain full on about life for 5 mins and then get over it

- sleep

- watch cricket (because at time it can be more stressful that IB)

- play iPhone games

I'm actually not sure...I don't really get stressed that often :D

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I have loads of "me" time. Friday nights and saturdays are usually completely work free days for me. Sometimes I do that in the week too. I go to the bar with friends, check out some of the hidden spots in Singapore, go over to a friend's place and see who can run away from the cops the longest in GTA, I work on my guitar playing, jam with friends, etc.

Point is, I make lots of time available to myself to do whatever I want. I'm 18 and supposed to be enjoying my life to the fullest. The catch is, when it comes to studying, my fullest concentration is there. I do not take excessive breaks, get distracted, etc. Because I know that if I do not give my best while working, I don't deserve my break.

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1) Check out UCAS track every now and then.

2) Daydream about getting offers from Warwick, Exeter and Nottingham ( Got offer from Nottingham, so still I have pleasure in checking the track)

3) Daydream about getting offers from Havard, Stanford and other good US universities.

4) Blogging, stamp collecting.

5) Reading reviews and seeing pics of best universities.

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Read. Write. Very literary things. I also collect terrible pick up lines. I get a six-pack from laughing so hard at some of them.

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I read a book, solve a difficult problem, eat Subway (always get cold cut combo with chocolate chip cookies and Nestea. Heaven on earth), and get lost by taking a random bus route (the one that comes up to my mind).

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I DO NOT UNWIND STRESS! I ATTACK STRESS AND DEFEAT IT BY ACCOMPLISHMENT!

hahaha bro you sound stressed

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I've got a problem.......... how do you stop overthinking about every silly mistake you've done in the exams?!?!?!?

I'm starting to have nightmares.. literally.. God help me till the 4-5th of January.

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best option is going out with friends, but as you all know well, there isn't much time for social life in IB

that's why reading books is something I do a lot lately and I actually enjoy it. I also watch TV sometimes- nothing special, just some dumb sitcoms etc to relax and get rid of a bit of my intelligence haha :P

oh, and I cook often as well! Jamie Oliver is my kitchen god and inspiration- I love him!

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During the IB i had a punchbag in my room that I used to beat the **** out of to destress.

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I just like to take deep breaths and listen to some music; if you want some music that will make you calm, there's a channel on YouTube called relaxdaily that has amazing peaceful music. I try to exercise more often too; even a 15 min. walk outside can help.

Whenever I'm stressed and I try to read, I just can't focus so it doesn't work for me. And of course, preparing and not procrastinating helps prevent stress.

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