Stress Management

By: Michelle Ni

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Stress

A state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances.

Examples of Stress

  • Tests
  • Speaking in front of class
  • Having so much to do, but little time
  • School
  • Work
  • Family

Positive Ways to Manage Stress

  • Listen to music
  • Exercise
  • Take a nap
  • Take a bath
  • Yoga
  • Draw
  • Talk to a friend
  • Manage your time
  • Take a breather from whatever's stressing you
  • Drink something warm
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Negative Ways to Manage Stress

  • Drink Alcohol
  • Smoke
  • Eating away the stress
  • Negative thinking
  • Hibernate
  • Ignoring the problem
  • Caffeine
  • Using drugs to relax
  • Taking out the stress on others
  • Zoning out in front of electronics
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Effects of Stress

  • Headaches
  • Muscle tension
  • Chest pains
  • Fatigue
  • Sleeping problems
  • Anxiety
  • Lack of motivation/focus
  • Depression
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart attack
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Statistics on Teen Stress

  • School work causes 34% of stress
  • During the school year teens' average stress level is 5.8/10
  • 36% of teens feel tired as a result of stress
  • 31% says their stress has increased over the past year
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Facts on Teen Stress

  • Teens have become more stressed than adults
  • Female teens feel more stress than males
  • School is the top reason teens are stressed
  • Teens aren't getting enough sleep because of stress
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