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Added April 23, 2014

Teenage Stress

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Do you have days when you feel that everything is out of control? Or some days you feel burned out, crabby, pressured, wired and panicky? Perhaps others comment that you are cranky, restless, wound-up and moody. There are so many things going on: from class work and family responsibilities, to friends and planning your future.

 

Being a teen in this day and age isn’t like any other previous generations. There are a lot of pressures to deal with, but there are also more ways for you to help you conquer your anxiety and stress.

 

In a recent study, over 60 percent of teenage girls complained of feeling stressed. Three out of four agree that school is the No. 1 contributor to teenage stress. The list of culprits includes lack of sleep, parental expectations, self-esteem issues, siblings, boyfriends and dating, looking good enough, and, of course, peer pressure.

 

The most common symptoms of teenage stress are irritability, headache, nausea, fatigue, increased heart rate, and a pessimistic outlook. Your grandma's right when she says you're making yourself sick!

 

Find a good place to start and find the right person to talk to. It’s normal to be under stress and there are ways to manage it. When it starts affecting the way you live your daily life, it’s important that you do something to get it under control. This may involve removing the parts of your life that are causing you to worry.

 

Here are some suggestions for how to manage stress:

 

Talk to Your Parents
If you ever feel like the stress is becoming too much, be sure to talk to your parents. Outline your problems, give clear examples of what it is in your life that is stressing you out and seek advice on how to start resolving these issues.

 

Reach out to Your Friends
Being able to really vent with your friends can help you ease some of the stress you’re feeling. Ask your friends if they have felt this way, too and see how you can get through it together. If your friends are a part of the problem making you stress, consider whether the friendships should continue. It may be difficult, but you want to surround yourself with positive people who help make you a better you.

 

Release Tension Through Exercise
If letting out all your feelings isn’t your style — and that’s perfectly OK — find something that allows your mind to get freed up. Physical activity that allows you to focus your attention on what’s happening in the moment and not what’s gnawing at the back of your mind can actually help you out. After breaking a sweat and exerting yourself, you may find that you can think through your stressors better and sort out what you need to do.

 

Take control of your life and make it better. You deserve it!

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RainbowSocks
RainbowSocks
Posted July 15, 2013
Through my teen years I had really bad anxiety. Stress from school always got to me, my parents had high expectations, and I always felt overwhelmed. But, eventually, I was able to pull through. I put my whole heart into my school work and managed to get to the top of my class. Hang in there!
ChubbyMonkey11
ChubbyMonkey11
Posted July 15, 2013
I love this article! I'm always so stressed from school. And its not as much worrying about my appearance (because I could honestly care less), its just all the homework is overwhelming. And also I usually take longer than most people because I have to think it through....ugh how STRESSFUL!
Love-lee
Love-lee
Posted May 06, 2013
This article is so helpful. Tests, peer pressure and a lot of other things go all at once. It's so hard to relax when you have so many things to do! These tips are useful to me. Thanks!!
lilypad85925
lilypad85925
Posted May 06, 2013
I get 4/5 symptoms they listed... My school day starts at 7:30am so sometimes I end up running to school. I have 2 siblings, I have to deal with other people complaining (which I always tell them or want to tell them to grow up)... Yet I manage to be an A student..........
ChubbyMonkey11
ChubbyMonkey11
Posted July 15, 2013
Oh and I also forgot to mention that a great exercise to help with stress is YOGA!:) I have tries this myself, and it works sooo well! Although, the most important part is taking deep breaths. Breathe in through your nose and breathe out through your mouth...hope this helps!
Stressdeflector
Stressdeflector
Posted May 06, 2013
When I feel stress, I sleep through it. Or cry through it, is that bad?
KitKat364
KitKat364
Posted April 10, 2013
I get stressed out so much with everything i have to do, i have school homeowrk, toutors and piano and some after school working programs and i jsut cant stand the amount of stress at night when i just cant do anything plus on thrusday i go work out and i have school things everyday after school so i have like no tiem for homework getting toutored and piano its just to much what should i do????
Bunny Hugs
Bunny Hugs
Posted April 29, 2013
I get stressed almost every day when I have school. My school day starts at 9 so i have to be at the bus stop at 8:30 and school ends at 3:09 and then I have sports pracitce till 6:00 then I get home at 6:30 then I have to eat and by the time Im done with that its 7:15 so I have to do my homework! It stinks!
yellowchick7778
yellowchick7778
Posted April 01, 2013
I get stressed out when im not on time ,it depends only were im going ..also I get stressed if I don't know what I have to do in school when I am absent..
EmmaLovesPinto
EmmaLovesPinto
Posted May 06, 2013
Hey girls! Here are some tips for managing stress! ;) ~Listen to some quiet, soft music. (maybe even classical!) ~write down your problems in a journal ~if you can, go to a local spa! ~if your stress is being caused by a tight scheduel, try to cut some things out, and have more free time! ~read a long book. You can also read a book that you need to read for homework! ~get your friends together and talk Hope this helped! ;)
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