Simple Ways to Relieve Stress

TEACH Magazine

As first quarter of the 2018-2019 school year winds to a close and report cards are just around the corner, tensions are high and stress is rampant among students. There is also SAT testing for Juniors and Seniors, and many people are already putting in early applications for colleges. With all the pressure currently on the students of Palmer High, it is good to remember that stress is temporary and there is always a solution to a problem. But if the stress is too much to handle and the solution is nowhere in sight, sharing easy stress relievers is the best solution.

As midterms come and go it may be some sort of help to properly learn how to study for such exams. The most important part of a stress-free study session is to remember to take breaks. For every 20 minutes of studying, take a 5 minute break or 45 minutes of studying and a 15  minute break. If the stress over exams continue even after studying properly, reach out to people and connect; talk about the problems exams have brought on. In this day and age many people, often teenagers, are scared of sharing issues pertaining to mental health and stress. The reasons for staying silent is unknown but it is presumed that teenagers and young adults do not want to feel weak or less than the able-minded citizens in society.

In order to be healthy and live a stress-free life it is important to keep a schedule to have things in order. Day to day activities can be written down and important reminders too, but when stress comes knocking plans often go awry. The first thing people tend to forget to do when battling issues is to forget to eat, sleep, and drink properly. When stress takes over people often become reliant on quick and easy things such as fast food, energy drinks, and naps instead of a deep, nightly sleep. Drinking water, eating healthy, and getting proper rest is just the push needed to properly deal with stress in one’s life.

Spiritual remedies might also be of some use to people of certain religions or faith. Repeating positive affirmations to oneself increases positive thinking and positive actions as a result of those thoughts. Some affirmations might include, “It’s okay to take a break”, “I’m trying my best and that’s all that matters”, “I can do this”. When faced with a difficult situation the best solution is to think positive.

When tensions rise people often have issues with staying grounded to reality. Breathing exercises and meditation helps some people so it may be worth a shot. Becoming in-tune with oneself is necessary for peace and a stress-free life. Some people think being able to breathe properly and see peace in the world is the cure to anything that might ail them on this earth.

The world is messy and stressful but with help from others, people might make this world a better place to live in.