Stress | Teen Ink


May 8, 2008
By Anonymous

Stress (Noun) a state of mental or emotional strain or suspense
It can be physical or psychological, mental or anatomical, and it haunts numerous people today. Although many have come to believe that stress and anxiety are purely terms to describe unpleasant, jittery nerves, stress can be much more serious, even leading to reduced health, illness, and depression. To avoid these terrible possibilities, medical experts say that stress must be managed. But how, in this world filled to the brim with stressful stimuli, can stress be decreased. From divorce to death of a loved one to change in schools (which happens to be a 20 on the Holmes and Rahe stress scale), anxiety seems impossible to avoid, and reports by Reuters Health, which state that one out of every three teens in the USA “say they feel stressed out on a daily basis,” certainly make it seem so. But, perhaps, there are some ways in which it is likely to decrease stress and its daily effects.
Here are some tips the experts say to try to defeat educational related stress:
1. Manage Your Time.
2. Get Organized.
3. Create Your Own Perfect Study Environment.
4. Assess Your Learning Style.
But maybe your stress has nothing to do with your grades. Many students today say that their stress is related to socializing. Whether it be social situations with teachers, siblings, friends, or parents, the key to keeping stress low and maintaining healthy relationships is good communication skills.
It is important to find what is right for you, what helps you reduce your level of stress. Some studies show that yoga, exercise, healthy eating, journaling, and meditation are all ways to stop anxiety in its tracks.
So search for what works best for you, and take control of your stress!

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This article has 2 comments.

Cherry123 said...
on Aug. 17 2008 at 6:47 pm
This is an awesome article by Isabelle! I can't wait to read more! :)

cowgirl said...
on Aug. 13 2008 at 8:37 pm
excellent article describing the symptons, results and how to manage stress. More from Isabelle, good writer