Thursday, September 18, 2008

Stressing Out!

So in health class, we are learning about stress and stress management. I think its a smart topic to talk about because as high school students, we stress out a lot. We have to juggle our precious time between homework, sports, dance, work, and whatever else that we have. Sometimes we put too much on our plate than we can actually handle. Learning about how to cope with stress is important because it not only makes you mentally stressed, it also takes a toll on your physical health. If someone is too stressed, they may experience sleep problems, trouble eating, headaches, muscle tension and become very irritable. Now all of these things make it that much harder to focus on schooling and work. So here are somethings you can do to cope with your stress:
-Make a to-do list and manage your time. Don't procrastinate.
-Go for a run, or do some kind of physical activity. When you do physical activity, your body releases endorphins that will make you feel better.
-Stay positive. Negative thinking will only make you feel worse.
-Talk about how you feel to someone. Don't bottle up your emotions.
Different people have their own ways of coping with stress. Some people might relieve their stress by taking a nap, reading, blasting music, and doing anything that they enjoy. Personally, when I feel stressed out, I like to just let loose and just sing as loudly and obnoxiously as I can, at the top of my lungs. Singing really helps me get out all the emotion and frustration that is built up inside me. Its my version of writing in a diary, or confiding in a friend. So basically, stress is around everyday of our lives, like a little brother who just will not leave us alone. But all we have to do is stay positive and be happy! 


marz92 said...

i really like this article! i think it has a lot of good ideas to reduce stress and i'm sure many other people will find it helpful :]

jchoy said...

i agree, stress is everywhere and it can be bad if you cope it all in but it also can be good in a way.. for example, if you're stressed about school work because you've been procrastinating a lot, it can help you realize that. Then you can change your ways inorder to not procrastinate

andijgirl said...

I'm actually in health right now too and I think that's a really important topic. Stress is something that can cause you emotional and physical sickness and it's important to know how to handle it =)

alliekat811 said...

I love this topic! Not only is it helpful to know, but it affects each and every one of us on a daily basis. I believe that if high school and even college students know the information posted in this blog, they will overall benefit from the stressors brought up in their everyday life.