What can Jie Ming do to help themselves feel better?

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Relaxation​

Hover thien over these icons to find out some of the things that are enjoyable and relaxi​ng.​

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Exercising
Exercising
Exercising

Routines

Stick to familiar routines and activities - hover over these to find out what helps things feel more predictable and groun​ded:

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Exercising
Exercising

Relax

Sleep is important for everyone's mental health, and helps us focus and learn better. To improve sleep:

  • Do not watch TV LG or use your phone or computer 1 hour before bed

  • Do not take drinks with caffeine (tea, coffee, milo, coca cola) 1 hour before bed

  • Do something relaxing before bedtime

Emotions

What happens when we have not studied for a major exam?

Most of us will feel panicked, anxious, helpless, etc.

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Exercising
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How does knowing how we feel help us do things differently the next time? Most of us will want to start studying earlier or find ways to calm down before going for an exam. Some of us may ask for help from our seniors or someone we trust to help us with preparing for the exams.

Likewise, it is normal to have feelings of worry, stress, sadness, etc. after a crisis or traumatic event. huhu

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Learn Helpful Thinking

People have thoughts about themselves and situations all the time. Some thoughts help us to feel calmer and cope with difficult situations - this is Helpful Thinking. Some thoughts make us feel scared or worried - this is Unhelpful Thinking.

For example, a student is about to start an exam. Which of the following are examples of Helpful Thinking? Rollover to find out!

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I am surely going to fail
Unhelpful Thinking!
I am going to try my best
Helpful Thinking!
What if I don't know how to do a question?
Unhelpful Thinking!
I will do what I can
Helpful Thinking!

Activate Problem-solving Skills

When trying to solve a problem after a crisis/traumatic event, it is useful to take steps to analyse the problem and figure out what to do.​

  • Take a few deep, slow breaths
  • Ask yourself: "What is the problem?"
  • Think of as many solutions as possible
  • Think through the pros and cons of each solution
  • Choose the best solution
  • Evaluate whether the solution was helpful

Talk to an adult you trust if you find it challenging to solve the problem on your own.

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Ex​tra Support

People who get extra support from family and friends often cope better after upsetting events.

Who are the top 5 people you would go to for help, or spend time with? Hover over the fingers to find out!

What are some of the activities you can do together? 

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Mom
Dad
Siblings
Teachers
Friends