5 Ways To Cope With Stress
GET SOME SLEEP
Getting enough sleep helps you grown and develop normally, pay attention throughout the day and maintain overall health. For teens, this means about 8-10 hours each night.
FOCUS ON YOUR STRENGTHS
Take time to thnk about what you're good at and ways to do more of those things. By focusing on and buidling your strengths, you can keep your stressors in perspective.
DO THINGS THAT MAKE YOU HAPPY
Find activities or hobbies that make you happy and incorporate them into your daily life.
ENGAGE IN PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
Exercise takes your mind off stress and releases chemicals in our brain that make us feel better. This can be anything from a stroll in the park, to a downhill bike ride or basketball game with friends.
TALK TO SOMEONE
It can be hard to manage stress alone. Talk to a parent, teacher or other trusted adult about your problems and they may be able to help you find ways to manage your stress.
Source: Mental Health First Aid