Stress Management


Nyla Williams

It’s tricky for me to define stress if I’m being entirely honest. The sense of being overwhelmed is considered as stress. Everyone usually talks about little tips, techniques, or tricks, but they never seem to work. The majority of today’s teenagers deal with stress by holding it in until they explode, which is really harmful. I’m not going to give you any stress-management advice since I don’t know why you’re even stressed. What I can tell you is that there are three habits you can create to better respond to stress.

Take Control of Your Own Life

Teens need to stop blaming their parents, teachers, government, friends or somebody else. Take responsibility for your own life and the choices you make. Instead of being Reactive, be Proactive. Reactive language lets some else have power over your mood and life while proactive language makes you free to choose your own life. Learning the difference between the two can help change the way you act when receiving stress. 

Here are some examples: 

Proactive Language Reactive Language 
I’ll Do It I’ll Try
I Choose To I Have Too
I Can Do better Than That That Is Simply Who I Am.
Let’s Take A Look At All of Our Possibilities There’s Nothing I Can Do
There Will Always Be A Way. I Can’t

Set Things With An End Goal

Have a personal mission statement, it will help open your eyes to what is important to you and make decisions accordingly. 

Here are Some Mission Statements:

Mission Statements
Ask Questions
Set Reachable Goals
Never Lose Sight of Those Goals
Never Take The Small Things In Life For Granted
Speak With Actions Instead of Words
Strive Everyday For Independence.
Have Confidence In you And Everyone Else.
Be Kind

Stop Having A Win – Lose Mindset and Gain A Win – Win Attitude

Instead of having winners on one end and losers on another, have the guts to find mutual benefit from all human connections. Creating a win-win attitude is also good for our growth and development. We improve our empathy, understand the humanity of others around us, build long term viewpoints, and learn to be more proactive as we aspire for win-win interactions and connections.