Destressing 101


Tools for distressing sit on a student’s desk. Students used these items to cope with the stress of sports, school, clubs, work, or any school activity in or out of school.

Tori Wilkes, Author

At one point or another, you will experience stress. It can be caused by a variety of things, but for teenagers, a majority of it is caused by school. At some point you will realize you need to take a mental break and just relax. Here are some ways to unwind.

1.) Finish your homework as soon as you get home so you have some time to just relax. Waiting to start your homework at 10 p.m. can cause a lot of stress.

2.) Get a stress relieving coloring book. They can be found at most places that sell books. Yes, you may feel like you are in kindergarten again, but coloring intricate patterns can help distract you and make you feel more calm.

3.) Take a bubble bath. Bubble baths have been proven to help you relax. Just take a break and relax for a little while, after you’ve finished all of your work of course!

4.) Make a playlist of your favorite music and just listen to it. You can put this on as background music while doing your homework, or take a five minute break from your work and enjoy.

5.) Take breaks. Don’t cram everything into a certain period of time. Set a timer and take breaks

every so often. Be careful to not extend your break. Spend 5 to 10 minutes on break and then get back to work.