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"Consider how hard is it to change yourself and you'll see how hard it is to change others."

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Stress Less Tips!

 Hey everyone! As you know, being a teen or tween is very tough, and very stressful. Stress is not a very fun feeling.  The definition of stress is physical, mental, or emotional strain or tension. Sounds familiar, right? Well, depending on the stronger emotions of stress, there are different ways to solve it. 

     1) Anger. Rage. Fury. When someone makes you so mad, that you can't think or do anything else, then you have a problem. If you get to a state where you feel that violence is the only way to solve it then stop. Take a deep breath. Let it out slowly. That will only take you part of the way, though. Use a stress ball, like the one in this picture. Squeeze to your heart's content. Or take a pillow into a space where there are no breakables and throw it around. You can be as mean to that pillow as you want. Warning: While doing this, make sure there are NO breakable items in the room, and NO people in the room. It's ok the let everything out as long as it doesn't hurt anyone. 
     2) Sad. Morose. Dejected. If something is making you depressed, and you can't do anything else, then something is wrong. If it gets to the point where you can't eat, your grades are plummeting, you can't sleep, or you feel like, in other words, you don't want to live your life anymore, get medical attention right away. This is very serious, and you MUST get help and tell your parents or legal guardians. If you are sad, but not that sad, then find ways to get your mind off of what makes you upset. Go do something fun with your friends or family. Read a book. Watch a movie. Anything that gets your mind off of it. If you can, talk to a trusted adult and see what they think you should do, and they could even help solve the problem at it's source.
      There is good types of stress too. If you ever get butterflies in your stomach, or sweaty hands, or you get nervous right before you do something big, thats ok. It's actually healthy. It can help you get things done.
      Thanks for reading, and good luck with stressing less!

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