Stress is what a person feels when you have to handle more than you are used to. Your body will respond to stress as though you are in danger. The heart will speed up and make you breathe faster and give you a burst of energy. Some stress is good and can be useful, such as helping you win a race. If stress happens often and last too long, it can have bad effects. This can cause headaches, an upset stomach, back pain, or trouble sleeping. Stress can also affect the immune system and make it harder to fight off a disease. You can become moody, tense, or depressed. Stress can also make it so your relationships can suffer, and you may not do well at work or school.
There are ways that you can learn to manage your stress. First learn what is causing the stress in your life and look for ways to reduce the amount of stress. Stress may be a fact of life for most people. You may not be able to get rid of the stress, but look for ways to lower it. This could include learning to better manage your time. If you have a schedule, you may be able to get the most important thing done first. Also find better way to cope.
Take a good look at your self to see what has worked in the past and what you feel might work better. Also, take good care of yourself, get plenty of rest, eat well, don’t smoke, limit the amount of alcohol you drink. When you find yourself starting to worry about things try to stop your thoughts. Try to learn to say no and let go of thing you can not change. You can always talk to your family or friends and they can help you mange your stress better. When you talk about your needs and concerns it can help negative feelings go away. In some situations, the stress in your life can be too much and just talking to family or friends does not help. It may be best to talk to a counselor instead.
Things you can do to relieve stress and that work well for most people are: exercise, regular exercise is a great way to reduce stress, it can just be a simple short walk. Writing about the things that are bothering you may help you relieve some stress. Try talking, laughing, crying or expressing some anger with someone you trust. Do something you enjoy doing that you haven’t done for some time. Do something for some one else, this helps you to forget what is bothering you. Learn ways to relax your body, this could be to learn some breathing exercises, muscle relaxation exercises, massage, aromatherapy, yoga. You can also learn some self-hypnosis techniques or meditation. Laugh and laugh again. You have heard the old saying that laughter is the best medicine, well it is certainly true.
Many teenager’s have stress in their life. With peer pressure from class mates, to thinking they aren’t good looking or fat. Teen’s sometimes put too much pressure on them selves to fit in, get good grades, and they just feel they aren’t good enough. Such feelings can lead to behavior’s that aren’t typical for them. When a teen has let stress take over, they may thing that turning to drugs is the solution. Or they may turn to other destructive behaviors. Teen boarding schools can help a teen that have made some wrong choices. There are teen boarding schools that are available, it is nice to know that a parent can get the help their teen needs. The teen boarding schools provide a safe environment for a teen to learn to manage their stress and lead a productive life.