Teen Thoughts 101: Stress



Source: http://www.highlandhosp.com/2014/02/10-quick-strategies-for-soothing-stress/

Everyone has stress. Your dog, your neighbour, your parents. The list goes on and on. You want to know why some people seem like they don’t have any stress at all? The answer is because they know how to handle their stress.

There are many MANY ways of handling your stress. It can be as simple as closing your eyes and count to ten. Trust me, it works! Make sure you take slow and steady breaths. Inhale. Exhale. Simple as that!

Of course there are many other ways, such as playing a sport, taking a bath, reading a book, or even telling a friend or family member.

I usually try and wake up to a positive mind. Instead of filling your mind with negative thoughts, like “Oh, I need to submit something!”, or “I have so much to do”, the second you wake up. You can perhaps try waking up, and thinking “Today is a new day, and new chance to be the better me”. I know. I know. It is difficult, but a great reminder is to simple put a post-it note on your bedside table, or just anywhere near your bed to remind you to do so.

Just remember that you are the boss of your stress, your stress isn’t the boss of you.