Episode5 Segment 5 - How do I keep up with my school work?
Fast Fact 1
Talk to people
in your school
about your pain
Fast Fact 2
Use a diary
and plan your time
It is important to have people at school that can help you manage your pain and school work, especially if you are stressed or anxious. Identify a key support person at school to contact if there are changes to discuss, when feeling concerned, stressed or anxious.
This person can:
- be the school counsellor, welfare officer, or year co-ordinator
- teach and remind you of strategies to manage your stress and anxiety
- chat to your teachers about your current work-load and how to best manage
- assist you with time management and organisation
Remember to speak up and ask for help. Teachers will not necessarily know about your pain or be able help you unless you communicate with them.
School work and pain? You need time management
Being organised with your time is important for all students, but especially if you have pain. Setting up routines and planning for the day and week at school and at home are an important way to manage your time and your pain. Being organised really helps reduce stress and creates more time for fun things to fit into your day too. Read the example table provided with possible timetable examples and code list provided. It might help you to develop your own timetable.
Read more to find out other suggestions that can help you plan your day.
Listed below is a day-by-day routine. Use a phone or diary to record all your activities.