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! Learn about teenage stress and how to love your life with tips from BeingGirl.com.