teen stressors

why are teen stressed

what are some stresses they get in the daily basics

  1. School pressure and career decisions
  2. After-school or summer jobs
  3. Dating and friendships
  4. school work and tests
  5. Pressure to experiment with drugs, alcohol
  6. Pressure to be a particular size or body shape
  7. Dealing with the physical and cognitive changes of puberty
  8. Family and peer conflicts
  9. Being bullied or exposed to violence
  10. Crammed schedules, sports, after-school activities.

Physical symptoms that you might feel

  1. Increased complaints of headache, muscle pain
  2. Shutting down and withdrawing from people and activities
  3. Increased anger or irritability
  4. Crying more often and appearing teary- eyed
  5. Feelings of hopelessness
  6. Chronic anxiety and nervousness
  7. Changes in sleeping and eating habits
  8. Difficulty concentrating
  9. stomachaches
  10. tiredness

stress management skills

  1. Talk about problems with others
  2. Take deep breaths, accompanied by thinking or saying aloud, “I can handle this”
  3. Set small goals and break tasks into smaller, manageable chunks
  4. Exercise and eat regular meals
  5. Get proper sleep
  6. Break the habit of relying on caffeine or energy drinks to get through the day
  7. Visualize and practice feared situations
  8. Visualize and practice feared situations
  9. Lower unrealistic expectations Schedule breaks and enjoyable activities
  10. Accept yourself as you are; identify your unique strengths and build on them

thanks to:http://www.jhsph.edu/research/centers-and-institutes/center-for-adolescent-health/_includes/Teen_Stress_Standalone.pdf