How to Survive IB Diploma While Avoiding Maximum Stress

Getting a Diploma in IB may be easy for some, but to get a 40 is a bit difficult. But in this article you will learn on how to "SURVIVE IB Diploma AVOIDING Maximum Stress". So take a deep breath and read on.


  1. 1
    Clear your mind. Do not listen to those who try to bring you down by saying that you won't get a diploma, or it will kill you to get one. Just avoid them or ask them to keep their mind shut and mind their own business. It is your life and it is you who has to take all the decisions on your own with a little advice from anyone who you are the closest to. That person could be you parent, sibling, cousin, friend or just an acquaintance. But make sure you know that person really well and is able to help you when you need it.
  2. 2
    Make sure you know what your goal is. Your goal should be clear in your mind and nothing, nothing should come in between you and your goal that it not even your parents or anyone. If you want a diploma then you get it without any doubts. Do not think of anything that might come in the way between you and your goal, and do not think it will stop you from getting a diploma. Many have received their diploma and you can get one too without any doubt. All you have to do is believe in it.
  3. 3
    Make a task board. Make a task board where you can jot down all the assignments, tests, IOPs, IOCs, projects and essay drafts that you need to submit and when you need to submit it. And read them before and after bedtime so that you know what you main task is you need to get it done during the day.
  4. 4
    Start with each task ASAP. Just writing down the task and sitting idle is not enough. You have to get each of these task you have written down completed/submitted before the deadlines. Make sure when you start with one, get it completed before you move on to another to keep your focus in one rather than doing all together and messing it up. Presentation is what mainly matters in ib so please be organised.
  5. 5
    Complete your task. Make sure you do not take it too lightly and at the end you are tied with all incomplete world.
  6. 6
    do not be lazy - to make sure you are not busy, the diploma has a requirement, that is CAS(creativity, action and service). you need 50 hours for each so don not sit idle you always have something to do when you are doing diploma.
  7. 7
    Do not take any stress. There will be many opportunities for you to take stress and bring you down but don't give importance to it. Just complete you task and give time for your entertainment too. After all the teachers give you enough time to complete your assignments, it all depends on you how well you divide your work and fun time.
  8. 8
    Practice makes a man perfect. At start you will think its useless but as time moves on and you complete each task you will notice that you are not taking any stress and the all the assignments and essays are being submitted on time. University is not going to be no different than this but more strict and they would not care if you submit your assignment or not, but your teachers do right now so respect this.
  9. 9
    Take it easy but not too easy. Just think of it as your day to day task and get the job done without any further questions.
  10. 10
    Clear your doubts. Whatever doubts you have regarding your essays and assignments clear it right away. This is the reason the school has assigned coordinators. Talk to them and i am sure they will help you.


  • Choose the subjects you really love to study in the diploma, this will make it more fun and easier for you to study.
  • Avoid people who try to bring you down or just shut them up
  • Make time for your entertainment
  • Try taking interest in what you do. Cause it is for your own good.
  • Complete your task
  • Do not take stress


  • Do not be lazy no matter what
  • And do not take the tasks too lightly that you keep on extending it completion time and post-pounding it to the next day again and again.
  • Confidence is good but do not get too overconfident. You can do it and best of luck!

Things You'll Need

  • A white Board or and anything where you can write your tasks and hang it on you wall where it's noticeable and you read it regularly.

Article Info

Categories: Stress Anxiety and Crisis Management