How to deal with stress

Some stress is good – it helps you to perform at tasks. But lots of stress is bad for you.

Stress can affect every part of you – your body, mind and soul. Sometimes all three!

Here are some things you can do to make sure stress doesn't beat you down:

Body

Try to get 7-10 hours of sleep every night. This helps your mind and body deal with stress in the daytime. Exercise also helps you relax your body and makes you stronger. If you like school sports, that's a great way to exercise and de-stress. If not, find another activity (for example: walking, dancing) that you enjoy.

Mind

If work or your studies is stressing you out try to organise your time differently. Make a daily schedule for yourself and plan your time, hour by hour. Take time for yourself. Sit quietly (meditate) or try writing in a journal. These can be great ways to understand your thoughts and feelings.

Soul

Enjoy your life. Make sure you do something that you enjoy every day. Even when you're busy, make time to chat to a friend, watch a movie or do a hobby you love. Sometimes it helps to talk to someone. Maybe it's a friend you feel safe with; maybe it's a trusted adult (like a teacher or parent); maybe it's a counsellor. Sharing the problem or talking about why you are stressed can help get it off your chest, but it also means someone else can help think of ways to help you.

If life is stressing you out and you're not sure who to talk to, visit a healthcare worker at your local clinic or call a helpline:

- Childline on 08000 55 555

- Lifeline on 0861 322 322

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B-Wise User skhalo 14 May 2016 11:17

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