Stress In Middle School

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One of the hardest things about middle school, other than not being tardy, is maintaining a calm mental aura. This can be especially challenging due to homework, tests, social conflicts, and money or home problems. This stress and anxiety can build up, and ultimately get in the way of our day to day life. Learning these few simple techniques can help you to maintain a calm mental space in stressful or challenging situations. Being at school and becoming extremely stressed or anxious is a really challenging scenario, however, these simple techniques can help eliminate the stress of it. The first thing that you can do, is deep breathing. It has been scientifically proven on many sources to help you regain control of your mental space and…show more content…
Since deep breathing does not always help, another thing that you can do is take a break. This can be challenging, but simply stretching or closing your eyes for about thirty seconds can make a large difference. However, if this doesn’t help, you could consider asking your teacher to go to the room in the counseling office specifically designated to helping kids calm down. For example, in “Five tips to help manage stress” by the American Psychological Association, the text states, “ But when you give yourself permission to step away from it,…show more content…
First, do everything that you need to do the day before and talk to your parents or guardians about how you would like a day to yourself. Do this on a weekend, or if you are taking a day off on a school day, with your parents’/guardians’ permission, remember to only take a day off every couple of months. Once you have found time for yourself, start by sleeping in. Sleep has many benefits to your mental health and more can really make you feel at your best. Second, make sure to get some exercise. Exercise has been proven to release endorphins, chemicals inside your brain that make you happy. For example, in “The exercise effect” by The American Psychological Association, the text states, “ As immediate past president of APA's Div. 47 (Exercise and Sport Psychology), she's well aware of the mental health benefits of moving your muscles. ‘I often recommend exercise for my psychotherapy clients, particularly for those who are anxious or depressed,’ she says.” Whether this is going on a run, walking your dog, or doing some yoga, every bit of exercise makes a large difference in your mental aura. Finally, simply relaxing can really help you deal with stress. For example, taking a bath while watching Netflix on your phone or cuddling with a pet while watching a t.v show or reading a book can also be a worthwhile activity on a day dedicated only to yourself. Giving

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