I'm 16 & in year 11. 2 years earlier I was care-free and could spend endless hours playing games and time wasting on anything. I used to be in the highest sets and just didn't bother with tests so I got moved down 6 sets. I was really gutted & started working really hard in coursework and tests to move my grades up to the highest. Now I can barely relax for 2 hours without constantly thinking about all the possible work I could get finished in the time I'm just sitting doing nothing. I revise for around 4 hrs a day which I know isn't that much & then spend mostly the rest of the day on coursework for 5-6 hours which has gone down to 4 hours now.
This has been going on for about a year now where I'm just working all the time so I feel productive and if I don't I just feel guilty and think of failure. I suppose it's good in a way because thinking a lot about work provides me with a lot of motivation and a desire to succeed resulting in high grades. I just wish I could relax more without thinking about all the work I could be getting through.