Stress Management

Everything about stress

Definition of Stress

pressure or tension exerted on a material object.

Teen Stress

1. Grades in school

2. Expectations from parents

3. Picking the right friends

4. Not being prepared

5. Getting enough sleep

6. Doing well at sports

Things teens worry about

Positive Ways to Manage Stress

1. Listen to music

2. Exercise

3. Eat something healthy

4. Squeeze a stress ball

5. Take a short break

6. Talk to someone

7. Manage your time

8. Try relaxation techniques

9. Get more sleep

10. Learn to say 'No'

Negative Ways to Manage Stress

1. Smoking

2. Drinking too much

3. Eating junk or comfort food

4. Zoning out for hours in front of the TV or computer

5. Withdrawing from friends, family, and activities

6. Using pills or drugs to relax

7. Sleeping too much

8. Procrastinating

9. Filling up every minute of the day to avoid facing problems

10. Taking out your stress on others

Effects of stress

1. Suicide

2. Depression

3. Anxiety

4. Restlessness

5. Muscle tension or pain

6. Tobacco use

7. Social withdrawal

8. Lack of motivation or focus

9. Fatigue

10. Chest pain

Statistics on teen stress

78% of teens are stressed from school work

68% of teens are stressed from parent expectations

64% of teens are stressed from romantic relationships

64% of teens are stressed from friend's problems

Facts on teen stress

1. Most high school students consider cheating OK

2. One in five teens qualify as clinically depressed

3. Stress ups the suicide rate

4. Some schools purged the AP program altogether