Go-to tips to survive stress

High school leads to stressed out students.


Entering these gates to PHU may cause some students immense stress.

Grace Mercer, Staff Reporter

You will have the best times of your life, they said. It would be fun, they said. In high school, nothing is easy at first if over thought. Parents can also hover like helicopters and can be the type with the best reputation, leading their kids on the hard path. Using proven facts to make it easier will help you in the long run.

One thing everyone has is anxiety. It is a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome. Often, students stress with the little control they have over their school life and have high pressures of anxiety.

“The average high school kid today has the same level of anxiety as the average psychiatric patient in the early 1950’s,”according to the site called, Psychology Today.

Solutions to helping stress or anxiety would be reading a book. Reading a book is not only relaxing, but it helps ease people’s minds and beneficial in learning as well. As people read along to the book, they gain new vocabulary and focus on something other than what’s happening around them to calm down. If calmed down enough, sleep! Sleep helps both your body and your mind.

Physical activity is another attribute to help relieve anything that is on your chest. Regular exercising helps fasten your metabolism and strengthen your endurance, but it also improves boosting your mental wellness. Physical activity is the number one recommended by all specialists to help depression or anxiety if done at least three times a week.

Another tip would be eating healthy and not overeating. Eating wholesome foods such as, greens, protein, and drinking lots of water will help both your physical and mental health. Consuming well-balanced meals gives you a boost of energy to get through the day, making it easier as it goes along. Having a sweet here and there is not bad to do, but keeping it under control is the best way to go.

When dealing with stressful times in your life, it is good to keep yourself both positive and healthy to get through those times. High school has its moments of overwhelming feelings that can be dealt with these tips.