Remember girls, to finish your assessment by tomorrow and to study for the English and maths test. No excuses for unfinished work!
I'm so stressed! I have so much homework and I don't think I can finish it all. What if my teacher gets mad at me?!
Why am I always so behind in class? Ughh I must be so dumb!!!
Behaviour & Impact
Oh no! Did I do something wrong? Maybe this is all my fault!?
Go away! I'm trying to do my work! Ugh why does no one ever leave me alone, go do something by yourself for once!!!!
Hm... I think I should find a way to deal with this, it's not benefitting me or anyone else if I keep having these breakdowns.
It's the end of a class period and we have so many assessments due and everyone is behind. I have no time to keep up with all my school work as well as my after school sports.
All of my school work is starting to make me stressed but I don't want to get in trouble for not completing my homework. I also feel pressured because i'm in the top class and that makes me feel like everyone expects me to get perfect grades all the time and i'm worried that I can't live up to their expectations.
I think I need to ask my teacher for an extension and get my parents to send her an email because I am a bit behind but if I can calm down I will be able to focus on my tasks and get them done in the timeframe I have.
I start doubting myself and thinking that something must be wrong with me and I end up acting out and crying and I start to have a negative impact on people around me because they start thinking that they did something wrong and that this must be their fault. My actions rub off on them and they end up thinking that my behaviour was their fault.
I'm really sorry for how I acted, it wasn't right and I should've been managing my emotions responsibly, instead of taking them out on you.
This is where I start to realise that I am acting out and disrupting other people and I realise that I need to find a responsible and effective way to handle the stress so that I don't leave a negative impact on people who are just trying to help me. Me being this stressed is not healthy and I need to find a way to make myself less stressed and anxious.
It's not helpful to anyone if this keeps happening and I don't want my actions to bring down other people which is what it did.
This is where I decide to meditate whenever I am feeling stressed to help calm myself down and change my thinking error to a more positive mindset. This encourages me to start thinking correctly, instead of saying "I'm so dumb" I should say "I am slightly behind in my school work but I can easily catch up and everything will be alright. I also realised that I shouldn't be taking out my stress and anger on other people.
In scene 3 I took out my anger on my friend when I shouldn't have and I should have controlled it and realised how to change my stress levels. Here I am apologising to her because I have realised that how I acted wasn't right and that I am sorry for blaming her for something that was out of her control and not her fault at all.
That's ok, just remember next time to regulate your feelings and your thoughts before you jump to conclusions and decide something based off one event.