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Stress Tips From Teens

  • Take a breather calm your mind put your music on blast and sing to the top of your lungs, whach the sunset ALONE. Do what you love and STAY AWAY FROM SOCIAL MEDIA.

  • Stand in front of your mirror, blast your music and dance around just because you can! Your you and your special! Always remember that your beautiful!

  • Watch a movie with the one you love, boyfriend/girlfriend, siblings, bestfriend, etc.

  • Stand in the rain.

  • Lip sing to your favourite songs, or scream along to them! What ever works best!

  • This is what I always do: create a Happy Book. Put only happy things in it -- quotes, song lyrics, or poems. I came up with this idea while dancing, that helps too! :)

  • Things do get easier and better. Even though my depression gives me stress all the time knowing things get better keeps me going everyday

  • Read your favourite book.

  • Pitch a tent outside when its warm in the night and count the stars in the sky til you fall asleep

  • watch your favourite show and eat your favourite foods ☺️

  • Spend some time scrolling through Inspirational Quotes. Its a great pick me up.

  • Take a nice long bath !

  • Listen to music! Put on a song you like and you can forget about anything you're worried about. You can just get lost in the beat.

  • Meditate!! There are plenty guided meditation videos on YouTube, and even apps for it. You would be suprised as to how helpful it is.

  • Talk to a friend.

  • Turn on some music and dance!

  • take a hot bath with lots of bubbles- tell yourself that you deserve it :)

  • Sit down and think about the memories you have with people that make you happy.

  • Cuddle with your pets :) Talk with someone who will listen and not judge you. Jog, hike, lift weights, dance - focus on something different

  • Try to sleep

  • Talk to a trusted friend.

  • Take some tylenol (if you have a headache, which I usually do) and watch an episode of your favourite show with your favourite snack :)

  • Watch a funny movie

  • Wear your favourite outfit

  • Disconnect for a while. Turn your phone off and do something you love. Give yourself one less thing to keep up with

  • Make a list of all the things you love or that make you happy

  • Hang out with your dogs! Show them love and they will do the same!

  • In need of a hug? Ask for one! It relives so much stress and makes you feel better!

  • Listen to a song and learn all the words . Pick one that makes you happy and really explains how you feel.

  • Play gutiar

  • Go for a walk and listen to music

  • Feeling stressed? Its ok because somebody is always around to listen. Talk to your parents, grand parents, or even you pet!

  • Think about the good things in life

  • Just have fun and do what you want to do

  • Have some alone time

  • Do something you love

  • Get creative and let your feelings out through art and music :)

  • Drink tea and wear lipstick

  • drink a cold glass of water

  • eat your favorite food.

  • Peeps use the relaxation therapy videos on this app...they rock!

  • Find yourself a mantra. A common inspirational quote or saying that makes you smile or calms you down. Something like "inhale the good stuff, exhale the badstuff " you know?

  • Lie in bed flat on your back, tense (for a few seconds) and relax every muscle in your body starting with your toes and going all the way up to your eyebrows.

  • Just breathe.

  • Bake with friends :)

  • Do easy homework

  • Read

  • Take a nap

  • Curl up in a fuzzy blanket

  • Cuddle a pet

  • Stay calm and eat bacon!

  • Fly

  • Have an EPIC DANCE PARTY!!!

  • Go get some fresh air!!!

  • Read a book.

  • Cook your favourite food.

  • Dance in your bedroom! Just let it go.

  • Play dodgeball.

  • Go sliding like you did as a kid.

  • Go to the dog park and watch dogs play.

  • Paint rocks on the beach.

  • Go to a library. They are always so quiet and peaceful.

  • Read a magazine.

  • Makes smores in a backyard fire pit.

  • Go for a walk in the rain.

  • Take a deep breath and let it go.

  • Go for a picnic.

  • Have a game of cards.

  • Go fishing.

  • Start an online blog about positive things.

  • Colour like you did when you were a kid.

  • Watch your favourite TV show.

  • Take a power nap.

  • Clean and reorganize your bedroom.

  • Go for a jog.

  • Work out.

  • Try yoga.

  • Go online ‘window’ shopping.

  • Read a comic.

  • Make snow angels.

  • Go star gazing.

  • Try dancing, no matter where you are!

  • Hang out with friends and listen to good music.

  • Drink hot chocolate with lots of marshmallows.

  • Watch funny videos on YouTube.

  • Play soccer.

  • Go to karate classes.

  • Surround yourself by good, positive people.

  • Cuddle with your dog.

  • Go to the park and play on the swing.

  • Go swimming.

  • Make jewelry.

  • Write music.

  • Go camping with your family or friends.

  • Learn to knit.

  • Skip rocks across a pond.

  • Make a scrapbook full of pictures that make you happy.

  • Apologize to/forgive someone you’ve fallen out with.

  • Do something that makes you laugh.

  • Listen to your favourite song.

  • Play musical instruments.

  • Make shapes in the clouds.

  • Eat healthy!

  • Express yourself through drawing, painting, or crafting.

  • Read a book.

  • Play a video game.

  • Watch or play sports.

  • Chill with your pet.

  • Watch a movie.

  • Get your mind off of things.

  • Express yourself with a short story, letter, or poem.

  • Talk to someone you trust.

  • Take some time to travel.

  • Spend time with your friends.

  • Spend time with your friends.

  • Think positively.

  • Enjoy the beauty of snow storms.

  • Enjoy your favorite music.

  • Talking to your best friend

  • Go shopping.

  • Bake a batch of cookies.

  • Take a walk in the park.

  • Listen to the ocean.

  • Intentionally look at the positive side of things first, rather than the negative.

  • Squeeze a stress ball to help you deal with the physical symptoms of stress.

  • Take a minute to stretch muscles that are tense or knotted.

  • Keep all electronics turned off and out of your bedroom while you sleep.

  • Avoid being passive aggressive; mean what you say.

  • Treat yourself to something small that is meaningful to you-a new book, DVD, magazine, or even just a nap.

  • Do something unexpected and kind for someone else.

  • Find five kind things to say about yourself in the morning every day. Look in the mirror as you say them to yourself.

  • Report instances of bullying- real life or cyber- to an adult.

  • Reach out to a teacher if you are feeling overwhelmed with school and academics.

  • Take a 20-minute, recharging nap.

  • Separate yourself from situations that are bad for you.

  • Get away from computer and cell phone screens. Go off the grid for a few hours.

  • Spend time with a family member- like baking cookies, playing games with a sibling, or watching a movie.

  • Schedule time with your close friends. Do something fun and constructive.

  • If you feel upset slow your breathing by counting your breaths in and out.

  • Create a mantra like, “I can do this,” or “I’m okay,” and repeat it to yourself when you become stressed.

  • Spend time with people who make you feel good about yourself; not people who tear you down.

  • If you find yourself needing extra help, consider group or single therapy sessions to help you deal with your stress.

  • Find a favourite quote, religious saying or verse, or song lyric that has a calming effect on you. Write it on Post-It notes and put them in places where you’ll see them frequently.

  • Try putting a warm cloth over your eyes to relieve a stress headache.

  • Imagine one of the best days of your life.

  • Eat a small piece of dark chocolate (70 per cent cacao or higher).

  • Spend time practising a musical instrument or singing to music.

  • Light a lavender scented candle or use an essential oils diffuser.

  • Light a lavender scented candle or use an essential oils diffuser.

  • Take a warm bath or shower.

  • Spend time reading something that isn’t for school.

  • Find a new artist or song.

  • Listen to your favourite song.

  • Take a break and doodle- don’t think about what you have to do.

  • Take a walk around the block.

  • Take some time and find a video that makes you laugh online.

  • Spend time laughing with friends.

  • Wear a favourite piece of clothing or spend some time doing your hair. When you feel better about how you look, you feel better about yourself.

  • Close your eyes and imagine your favourite place to be. Spend time seeing all of the details.

  • Take a minute and give yourself a shoulder massage.

  • Cut back on junk food and sugar.

  • Eat small, healthy snacks throughout the day.

  • Don’t skip meals.

  • Always eat a healthy, nutritious breakfast.

  • Ask for help if you feel like you’re getting too stressed out.

  • Take a moment and close your eyes. Breathe in and out and concentrate on your breathing.

  • If you're get overwhelmed, take a break from the situation and do something else.

  • Keep a journal to write down your thoughts.

  • Talk about your problems with a trusted friend or family member.

  • Drink eight glasses of water a day.

  • Get the recommended daily servings of fruits and vegetables every day.

  • Sleep between 8-10 hours a night.

  • Exercise can help you feel better and more balanced.

  • Only schedule what you can handle. Being too busy can cause needless stress.