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    i'm in year 10 and over the last few weeks I've noticed I've been more tired and had more headaches.
    I think this is because I'm constantly pressured from my parents to do exceptionally well but also that I do an activity everyday.
    At the start of this year I told my mum and suggested quitting a couple of my activities, she told me there was no point.
    so am i overworking my self?
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    If you're feeling a bit run down, constantly tired and such then you may need to take a break and self care. Do you have a break over half terms where you get some time to yourself or are you constantly going from revision, activity, family stuff ect?

    It's great to work hard but you've got another few years of education. No good to burn yourself out before your GCSEs are over. A little bit of stress and being tired is fine but you'll know when it gets excessive. Notice it and try to find a way to help yourself.
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    I am in year 10 as well and even though I am in high sets and aiming for A/ A*s I don’t do any out side of school activity at the moment and constantly feel stressed and tired, it may just be an age thing or maybe you should try cutting down some work if possible and see how it goes
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    Year 10? Of course you want to do well but burning yourself out at this stage is mad! Try to take a different approach to studying... Perhaps spend less time studying but study more intensely in the library with no distractions, so you have more time to yourself to recover. Don't worry for now though... Your parents want the best for you but clearly they don't understand what's "necessary" and what's excess for achieving high grades, so try to explain to them that their current expectation is burning you out and actually making studying more difficult.

    How many hours on average are you studying a day?
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    (Original post by 8472)
    If you're feeling a bit run down, constantly tired and such then you may need to take a break and self care. Do you have a break over half terms where you get some time to yourself or are you constantly going from revision, activity, family stuff ect?

    It's great to work hard but you've got another few years of education. No good to burn yourself out before your GCSEs are over. A little bit of stress and being tired is fine but you'll know when it gets excessive. Notice it and try to find a way to help yourself.
    Hopefully I will be able to relax over the holidays with just minor revision for a couple of tests

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    Year 10? Of course you want to do well but burning yourself out at this stage is mad! Try to take a different approach to studying... Perhaps spend less time studying but study more intensely in the library with no distractions, so you have more time to yourself to recover. Don't worry for now though... Your parents want the best for you but clearly they don't understand what's "necessary" and what's excess for achieving high grades, so try to explain to them that their current expectation is burning you out and actually making studying more difficult.

    How many hours on average are you studying a day?
    I try to get in 2-3 hours but most days I cant fit it in. i have a library really close to my house so i think i will try studying there.
 
 
 
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