Managing Your Stress


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Bailey Camp stressed over taking a test before Christmas break.

Isabel Colby, Editor

It’s that time of the year again! Christmas is right around the corner and finals are soon after. Students are frantically trying to get up their grades. Stress is high, relaxation is low.


Most high school students don’t know how to manage their stress. In fact, some students try to ignore the stress and hope it goes away. This is not healthy for you or anybody around you. People can tell when others are stressed, so one person’s stress level can actually affect the people around them.


Here are some tips and tricks to managing the stress in your life:

  1. Eat well balanced-meals. Skipping meals takes a toll on a person’s body, as well as their mind. By skipping meals or eating mostly unhealthy foods, you are depriving your body of some much needed nutrients.
  2. Count to ten. It might seem silly at first, but taking deep breaths and clearing one’s mind can really help relax the body. Deep breathing helps regulate heart rate and relax the muscles.
  3. Talk to somebody. Grab a friend, sign up in the counseling office, talk to a parent or teacher, submit to the school advice column. Find somebody who will listen and talk to them about what is going on that is causing you stress. Everybody needs someone to talk to every once in a while.

Comment down below and share your methods of relaxation and managing stress!