Stress Managment

By Emily Helman

Definition of Stress

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

circumstances

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Stress

Examples of Stress Teens Face Everyday

  • Grades/GPA
  • Tests
  • Expectations
  • Pressure to do well
  • Failing
  • Extracurricular Activites
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Ways to Manage Stress

  • Take a time-out
  • Eat well-balanced meals
  • Get enough sleep
  • Exercise daily
  • Do your best
  • Talk to someone
  • Maintain a positive attitude
  • Slow down and take deep breaths
  • Learn what triggers your anxiety
  • Accept that you cannot control everything
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Negative Ways to Handle Stress

  • Consuming to much caffeine
  • Smoking
  • Over eating or under eating
  • Compulsive spending
  • Drug use
  • Put off the problem
  • Sleep in excess or not enough
  • Avoiding friend and family
  • Putting yourself down
  • Chewing your finger nails
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Effects of Stress Physically, Behavioral, Psychological, and Health

  • Anxiety
  • Restlessness
  • Lack of motivation
  • Irritability or anger
  • Overeating or under eating
  • Headache
  • Sleep problems
  • Upset stomach
  • Sadness or depression
  • Angry outbursts
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Teen Stress Facts and Statistics

Facts:
  • Stress Improves Your Physical Performance
  • Stress has caused GPA's to rise
  • Females hand stress more discreetly then males
  • Stress causes hair loss not gray hair

Statistics


  • Over 25% of teens refuse to deal with stress
  • 23% of teens have tries to find ways not to deal but to actually distract themselves from that thought
  • 17% of teens have asked for help
  • 35% of teens are actively trying to reduce and confront their stress
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