Like exam season, this time of the year is the season of results and with all the board announcing the results of the board exams, students find this time particularly hard to cope with. The happiness of post-exams turn into nightmares where days are spent in worrying about getting admission in colleges and night in thinking about the worst possible scenario which can happen.
All this become very appalling because in many cases days and nights of stress and worry drive students to take steps like suicide and according to 2012 Lancet report, India has one of the highest suicide rates of youth in the world.
So, if you did not do well in your exams then below are some points to keep in mind as nothing in this world is greater than the life itself.
Focus on bigger picture
If in case you did not perform well in your class 10 exam then don’t worry much because you still have two years for class 12 exams and think twice before criticizing yourself or blaming friends, parents, study atmosphere etc. They are all insignificant if you are determined.
However, if you did not do well in class 12 then you still didn’t earn the right to criticize yourself instead now is the time to take a look at the bigger picture and explore what you are good at because out there, there are way too many opportunities than being a Doctor, Engineer or CA.
Be open to changes
As a student, while you are still 15 to 18 years old can't remain stuck to one thing because during this period of time, especially, in Indian society, decisions are made either by the parents or under the pressure of the society. You have to realize that you are free to change them.
Take time to recover
It's not like that you scored poor today and tomorrow you are working hard to achieve success. Just like becoming successful takes time, so does it take to deal with disappointments. Continues hard work can even decrease your productivity and besides you need to reset your brain.
Comparison is not good because in comparing you are trying to be like someone which you are not. For a happy and successful life it is important to accept you own skills and be proud of them. Instead of wasting time in comparison it better to use that energy to hone your own skill set.
Understand the generation gap
Children of today's generation want to live the life to the fullest even if it does not have a badge of engineer or doctor. While for parents a career with good money may still be a priority and they couldn't care less about the career being interesting and adventurous. See through this gap and try to talk to your parents.