How to: Destress!

bewellbu April 17th

Family. Friends. School assignments. Tests. Extracurricular activities. Jobs. Preparing for after high school. Being a teen can be really card. Here are some quick tips and activities to help reduce stress in all areas of your life:

Practice Relaxation Techniques

Exercise or Engage in Physical Activity

  • Stretch
  • Play basketball
  • Go for a walk
  • Practice yoga
  • Go on a run
  • Dance

Eat Nutritiously

  • Eat a well-balanced diet
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Avoid eating processed and sugary foods 
  • Avoid overeating
  • Reduce the amount of caffeine you consume

Get Enough Rest

  • Get plenty of sleep
  • Periodically take breaks to rest your mind and body
  • Use calming lavender

Set Goals

  • Set small, achievable goals along the way
  • Keep track of your progress
  • Celebrate when you reach milestones toward accomplishing goals

Communicate

  • Express your feelings rather than bottling them up
  • Keep a journal as a means of self-expression
  • Talk with friends and/or family members
  • Participate in counseling or therapy

Remember, help is possible. If you are feeling depressed, contact your healthcare provider, a trusted adult, or Renee Cohall, LCSW & BeWell Co-Director at (646) 245-4000

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