Teenage is a fundamental stage of life that each human being passes through. Some people face this period of their life strongly and positively, while others face many problems and difficulties. This depends on the environment these young adults live in–their parents, their friends, their living conditions, their education, and many other factors. Teenagers face many problems such as becoming addicted to drugs and alcohol, being influenced negatively by their peers, self-image and weight, or even arguments with their parents.
But as a young teenybopper, I don’t have problems like those mentioned above. My problem is being a high school student, I have so many things to do and I need to manage my time properly to accomplish them; and having those tasks makes me sleep abnormally, that’s why I have tons of black bags here lying under my eyes, with wrinkles beside them reflecting signs of aging.
Being a student in a vocational technical school under the science curriculum, I am telling you it is indeed very hard to cope with 10 different subjects every day. Imagine, every school day we are given assignments in all subjects; every Friday, we are given requirements to be done on weekends and to be passed on Monday for all subjects; almost every day, we conduct long tests and graded oral recitations for all subjects; but those were just imaginations, I was just exaggerating, sorry for that.
But truly, I experience extreme stress and sometimes I become over fatigued due to school stuff. Sometimes, I only sleep for two to four hours, then wake up to go to school again.
Most teens don’t get enough sleep, but that’s usually because they’re overloaded and tend to skimp on sleep. Sleep problems can keep some teens awake at night even when they want to sleep.
Over time, those nights of missed sleep can build into a sleep deficit. People with a sleep deficit are unable to concentrate, study, and work effectively. They can also experience emotional problems, like depression.
Now, how am I supposed to deal with my problem? It needs a brilliant solution, indeed.
I am given two choices here: stop studying or stop sleeping. Just kidding (Sorry, I was trying to be a comedian here.)
Seriously, it is inevitable to undergo problems like mine, especially if you are a top-class student, and it is not always that you can solve it and not to experience it again.
And so I thought of many solutions. First is self-discipline and proper time management. Self-discipline provides a sensible freedom to individuals—freedom from laziness and expectations of others, and thus can lead to a properly spent time.
Second, since there’s still a possibility that I will deal with the same problem so I have to eat healthy and take care of myself by an intake of multivitamins and a regular exercise to prevent major effects of stress and lack of sleep.
Third is to be positive in life and paint a happy face, because a smile a day keeps the doctor away.
With God, everything is possible.