Three Things That Can Help You Manage Stress

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What do you do to manage your stress?

Marisia Aquino-Woods, Staff Writer

Hey, my loves.

Today, I decided to take the time and just remind you that it’s okay to ask for help; it’s okay to take a break every once in a while and just breathe.

Especially for many of my seniors out there, I know this year can be one of the toughest, but yet it will be remembered as one of your best memories to look back on. I know it’s hard to put on a smile and go to school with the many stresses of, “am I going to do good on a certain test?” “Why can’t I focus on this topic or class as much as the others?” or just simply being scared to move on toward the next occurring factor of your life.

Well, here are some things to remind yourself that everything will be okay.

When waking up in the morning, I suggest playing one of your favorite songs, whether it be a slow-paced or fast-paced song; something that’s just going to wake you up and get ready for the day. For me, I love to play a lot of loud music, or sometimes songs that have very meaningful lyrics to which I can relate in some type of manner.

However, the next thing I suggest as well as the overall purchasing of a notepad or notebook in which you can jot down how you feel, what you did, and in my case, write to someone who you really can’t talk to anymore.

For example, whenever I’m in need of talking to someone after having a bad day, I proceed to pick up my notebook underneath my bed and write to my grandmother, who has passed away a while back.

It could either consist of two things: I tell her how much I miss her or I ask for her to guide me through whatever is troubling me, allowing me to collect and calm myself, applying my thoughts and obtained energy towards something more important than just getting worked up or allowing myself to believe I can’t do it.

Because in reality, no one can limit your dreams; you are the creator of your goals and it’s up to you to go after them.  Get angry and do something about it, because if you don’t, you’ll regret it.

Last not but not least, if that doesn’t help you, this might. For some, I know that maybe music or writing isn’t always as helpful, but if you’re like me, and you like to switch it up here and there, I suggest after-school walks. Upon this walk, it allows you to get away from everyone and the world, as what it seems to bring is relaxation and peace amongst the body, giving you time to let go of whatever is troubling your mind throughout the day.

This brings me to my overall ending. As I want to say, I know it’s not much, but I hoped to have reached some of your attention into letting it be known that everyone stresses and everyone has their own way of dealing with stress, but you’re not alone.

It’s a lot being a teenager within our generation today, but I get it. So, take the time out of your day to give your mind and body a break; remind yourself you’re doing a good job, and you will accomplish anything as long as you work towards it.

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