Do you think it is easier to deal with a difficult situation if we look at it in a light-hearted way?
We should never take a situation in a light hearted way.
Instead we can look at the problem with a different perspective which will make it look much more easier or at least will give you some confidence to deal with the situation.
Like everyday i have lot of homework and and sometimes i need to go out in evenings after schools and return back at 10 or something. (just a small eg)
And on the next day i have hw submission.
Then i suggest myself that
(in hindi) koi bat nahi ratiye hamesha sone ke liye nahi bani hai and thoda padhai ke sath mauj kar lete hai.
Sorry just a faded explanation and might not be that effective.
Hope this helps a little bit.