This is a speech written by Micaela Juson for the classroom- based contest The Speech: The Battle for the Best Speaker.
To our Oral Communication in Context Teacher, Mr. Carl John Carolino, to my classmates, ladies and gentlemen, good afternoon.
Every day is a challenge. We face daily battles like waking up early and rushing going to the school. Furthermore, we do many tasks and projects. Even how strong we are, we also get tired. We feel stress. We go to our homes, moving like zombies. You look in the mirror and you get dissatisfied about your day.
When we feel anxious and pressured, we get stressed. As humans, we cannot avoid that as our bodies have limitations.
Stress in everyday life is an obstacle we need to overcome and survive. If you survive, you will win, but if you do not know how to balance things, you will lose.
You might ask me, “What should we do not to be stressed?” All of us have problems. Some are simple while some are complicated. However, some of these problems are treated as big deals but actually they are not. What? Let me explain that. I am stress right now! This is the start. (laughter)
Let me explain my point. We treat all problems the same. We tend to worry too much that we think that we carry the world with our arms. Many stressful situations are not as serious as they might seem. In our case, as a student there are many requirements that we need to finish. These are given earlier but we love to rush because tomorrow the deadline of submission. We blame the requirements for making our face having pimples. A pimple in our face makes us think that we are ugly. Actually, if we learned to do things little by little, we do not need to do things overnight. Another one, you are always late to your next subject (ouch) that is why your teacher always remind you to school early.
These problems are easy to solve. Do not do overacting. Everything will be fine. However, for our ages it is obvious that schooling is our great challenge. How are we going to survive?
Listen to me carefully. Always remember the word “fight.” You are facing a simple problem right now and it is not as severe as a cancer that will slowly kill you. You have many requirements? Then, do these immediately for you not to rush. Always remember, if we know our priorities, we do not need to rush.
Your teacher always remind you to go early in school because you are always late. Then, manage your time! Discipline yourself to go early in the school. Problem solved! Have positive outlook in life. Just what I said later cheer up yourself.
Aja aja or fight, fight. This is what I am trying to tell you. It is your choice to get stressed. Remember, it is you who chooses how to behave and think what to do. Always put to your mind, “Everything is a matter of choice.”