Stress Relief

Top 10 things to relieve your stress


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KiaraC, Reporter

Stress is the feeling of being under too much mental or emotional pressure. Pressure becomes stress when you feel unable to cope with it. Everyone reacts differently to stress and experiences different stressors, or things that cause stress. Common stressors in high school include balancing school, relationships and grades. Stress can affect how you feel, think and behave. It might be surprising to know the different ways people will go just to relieve themselves of stress.

It’s normal to have a bit of stress in life, but if stress is a continuous thing, it can have lasting negative effects on health. Chronic (long-term) stress can cause anxiety, high blood pressure and a weakened immune system, which all can contribute to things such as depression. Stress is able to affect the body from head to toe but maybe through these stress relieve top tens maybe it can help ease the stress.

1. Write it out
2. Doodle on a canvas
3. Redecorate your room
4. Do one thing that makes you happy
5. Put your stress to the test and exercise
6. Try boxing
7. Get out of the daily routine and do something for yourself
8. Create a new hobby
9. Laugh
10. Be honest with yourself, there is only so much you can take!