As adults, we can recognize the signs of stress caused by carrying out too many activities and we are able to control and regulate them, but what about the youngest and their stressors? Who controls them?
When it comes to leading a positive and fulfilling life dedicated to studying and at the same time being competent in sport, how does a boy, girl or adolescent who goes to school do it? How do you manage your time?
It is true that at these early ages they have a dose of energy that the rest of us lose with age and it seems that they never get tired. But it is not true. The excess classwork attached to an intense sporting activity can cause the student finishes stressed and not even know how to recognize the signs of stress. So you, as a father / mother, should know how to do it for him when you see that the child is at the top.
SO ARE SPORTS BAD BECAUSE OF THE STRESS THAT CAN BUILD UP?
It is a matter of knowing how to combine both . It is true that on some occasions the emphasis that can be placed on doing well in a particular sport in which he has specialized for many years and in which he wants to succeed makes him forget about school duties and studying and cloud the need to do well at school, however this does not have to be the case for most students who also play sports and who manage their time correctly.
Many statistical analyzes show, in fact, that those who do sports outside of school tend to obtain better results than those who do not do any type of physical activity: they are more participatory, pay more attention and surrender more easily.
TIPS FOR BALANCING STUDIES AND SPORTS
So … how do we find a balance between sports and studying? How do we make time for everything? Let’s not despair, here are some tips that can help:
1. Get organized and stay organized: Use a calendar that you can see well from your desktop that manages your school activities and your sports activities such as exams and jobs or games and competitions. Write down all the sports practices you have and make corrections on your calendar as the days go by.
2. Manage your time in a useful way: If your child is too young, nothing happens, do it yourself. Identify the demand for the sport you do, find out about competitions and training sessions and manage the rest of your time as well as you can so that class assignments do not remain in the background. Make sure that, just as there is a schedule for sports, there is a schedule for doing homework and studying.
3. Plan the week, do not let the week plan you : Look at your calendar and write down project deliveries or homework. Plan how and when you are going to study and be smart when assessing your abilities to perform the task correctly and therefore manage time correctly.
4. Use weekends wisely: Don’t let them be days of complete rest. Set yourself a study schedule and let them be productive. Of course you have to rest, we cannot forget that, but that they do not become lost days and idle hours that you have to make up during the week, when you will have less time.
5. If you live far from school and you have to be taken by car or use some transport, use that time to review a lesson or read something, review your homework or organize yourself.
6. Don’t procrastinate: Don’t leave it all for tomorrow. Do your homework or assignments as soon as they are given to you so they don’t get mixed up and your assignments pile up. Do not let time overwhelm you and try to organize yourself so that the bull does not catch you with everything undone.
7. Do not get left behind: Try to keep up with the class, passing it step by step is very useful so that the work does not accumulate. Try to take the subjects year by year. It is easier to take the subjects daily than to play to retrieve them when the course is finished
8. Take the opportunity to relax well in breaks and free hours: If you know that later you will not have time, do not stay stopped in the free hours and use them wisely to advance matter. Put on music, close your eyes for a few seconds, and relax. Use it as a period of concentration and private study. Music will not hurt you to disconnect a bit and thus you will carry out work that will come in handy to be able to relax in the afternoon after school and at the end of the relevant sport.
9. Do not hesitate to go to the tutors to solve doubts and take advantage of the school’s resources: There are many sports teams that want their athletes to do well in school and have good results in school, so that Sometimes programs are offered to help their athletes. If your school has some type of scholarship of this style or offers you a similar opportunity, do not hesitate to take it, it will help you cope with both lives and it will give you advantages when it comes to managing the time you dedicate to both.
Lastly, the most important thing is not to get discouraged . Obligations when it comes to studying and the interests we have will continue to demand our time throughout our lives, be it at school, at the institute, at the university or in the future working life. If we start from a young age to introduce techniques to take advantage or save our time and learn to properly manage the time we have and use it to our advantage as parents, children, coaches (and, in general, anyone of any age range) we can have success, not only in school and in sports but also in life.