Make time to relax
Hong Kong is a very stressful city and most students, especially senior form students, stay up late at night to complete their homework and revision.
Students complain about the stressful education system because they don't know how to strike a balance between study and play.
Instead of complaining, they should find a way to manage their time wisely.
It's vital for us to strike a balance between working and relaxing.
I suggest taking a walk whenever you feel tired of studying. It doesn't take up much time and helps you relax. You will find your mind is refreshed after taking a walk.
Cheng Shun-yin, SKH Chan Young Secondary School
From the Editor
Thanks for your letter, Shun-yin - that's very good advice you've offered. I've spoken to a number of students who complain that although they can see the benefit of exercise and relaxation time, they don't have the time for it. The answer here is simple - make time.
While we can't increase the number of hours in a day, we can learn to better manage the hours that we do have. And I don't mean by cutting back on sleep time.
Time management is all about scheduling - as such it helps cut back on the time that might be lost in the day, often by messing about on the computer playing games or messaging. If you add up all those hours that you would otherwise have lost during the week - you'll find you have a lot more time to get your homework done and still have time to relax.