Time To Relax

Definition of stress

  • : a state of mental tension and worry caused by problems in your life, work, etc.

  • : something that causes strong feelings of worry or anxiety

  • : physical force or pressure

The Worst Teen Stress:


Negative ways to deal with stress:

  • Smoking
  • Drinking too much
  • Overeating or undereating
  • Zoning out for hours in front of the TV or computer
  • Withdrawing from friends, family, and activities
  • Using pills or drugs to relax
  • Sleeping too much
  • Procrastinating
  • Filling up every minute of the day to avoid facing problems
  • Taking out your stress on others (lashing out, angry outbursts, physical violence)

Positive ways to deal with stress

  • Put on some music and dance around
  • Take your dog for a walk
  • Walk or cycle to the grocery store
  • Use the stairs at home or work rather than an elevator
  • Park your car in the farthest spot in the lot and walk the rest of the way
  • Pair up with an exercise partner and encourage each other as you workout
  • Play ping-pong or an activity-based video game with your kids
  • Avoid people who stress you out
  • Be willing to compromise.
  • Manage your time better

Effects of stress

  • Heart Disease
  • Asthma
  • Obesity
  • Headaches
  • Depression
  • Gastrointestinal Problems
  • Alzheimers Disease
  • Accelerated Aging
  • Premature Death

Facts About Teen Stress

  • Most teens consider cheating Ok because of stress
  • One and Five Qualify as clinically depressed
  • Stress ups the suicide rate
  • Female teens feel it harder the their male peers.