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Coping with Parental and self-inflicted Pressure

As a kid, you are forced to deal with a long list of stress-inducing factors. Add parental pressure to the mix and you would want to give up. Even though your parents want the best for you, their way of showing it may not be the right way.

We have come up with a list of solutions to help you overcome parental pressure.

  1. Find out the reason why you are pressurized.

There is always a reason why your parents pester you or hover over you to get the tasks done. It may be to organize your study cycle, get your homework done, or just to get you to do your chores on time. Once you know the reason, it becomes easier to deal with the source. 

  • Do your research and seek help.

I am sure it might seem impossible to add more to your busy schedule. But take a step back and relax. Identify what you are struggling with and seek help for the same. Do your research online: the internet has millions of articles on tips and tricks to help you. Talk to an adult or a peer to help you get things in order.

  • Stay calm

It is normal to want to scream your lungs out and throw tantrums when things don’t go your way, but it does not turn well with parents. Hold your calm, think, and don’t be petty. It will not help in yielding positive results. Staying calm and composed is the key. If you are well-mannered and reasonable, your parents would take you seriously.

  • Be willing to compromise.

You might think your reasons might be enough for you to get your way, but know that your parents have been in the arena for way longer than you have. They might be willing to help you and make peace with the issue if you are ready to find a middle ground. This way, you can almost get your way with no extra stress.

Self-inflicted Pressure

Self-inflicted pressure or self-peer pressure is when you push yourself to be like the people around, just to mingle with them and be a part of their group. It might not seem like a big deal at first, but somewhere along the way, you lose yourself.

The best way to get over this is to realize and understand what is happening around you. Keep your influences in check and surround yourself with people that help you become the best of yourself.

Stop being hard on yourself, know that you are an individual, your own person, and you do not need anybody’s validation to reach the top.

We hope this article has provided you with a clear understanding of what parental and self-inflicted pressure is, and help you deal with them. If you would like to learn more about our approach to education and holistic development of students, visit us on www.envisionhigh.in