Directions: For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write an essay based on the picture below. You should start your essay with a brief introduction of the picture and then comment on Stress Management. You should write at least 120 words but no more than 180 words.
As we can see from the picture, a monkey, with a miserable expression on its face, is trapped under the five heavy mountains of housing price, commodity price, employment, inflation, and household registration restriction. The tiger is struggling to remove the mountains from the monkey.
Obviously, the picture shows the life stress that Chinese people are faced with today. Stress cannot be eliminated completely. A small amount of stress is positive and exciting, while a lot of negative stress will damage our health physically and mentally. There are some ways to help us relieve stress. Firstly, long-term healthy habits, like exercise or regular meditation, can help to promote resilience. Secondly, pleasant conversations with others can be beneficial to pressure reduction. Lastly, we could go on a journal. By shifting the focus away from what is stressing us, we can minimize the feeling of being overwhelmed.
Stress is everywhere in our life and we should learn to cope with it and become emotionally resilient.