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It’s normal to feel stressed or anxious when your going back to school. The following tips are designed to help alleviate stress and can be used whenever you find yourself feeling particularly anxious or overwhelmed.
1. Talk to your family and friends.
As the saying goes, a problem shared is a problem halved. Find someone to talk to. This can be really helpful if you’re feeling stressed. If you’re unable to talk with your family and friends, you can try contacting one of the following organisations;
2. Start a diary.
It really helps to write down your thoughts if you’re feeling stressed or overwhelmed. All you need is a pen and a notebook. It’s a good idea to complete your diary entry at the end of each day. If you don’t know what to write, try asking yourself some of the following questions:
What am I grateful for?
What was my favourite part of today?
What can I improve to make tomorrow better?
Meditation is a very popular method of reliving stress. It involves sitting in a quiet space and focusing on your breath. Headspace is a useful tool, as it includes guided meditations which can help you get started.
There are many benefits to exercise, including reducing your risk of developing coronary heart disease and improving your mood. It is recommended that young people exercise for at least 60 minutes per day. There are many different forms of exercise. Some of our favourites are running, cycling and yoga.
5. Listen to Podcasts.
Podcasts are a great way to unwind and can act as a form of escapism. We recommend checking out The Michelle Obama Podcast or The David McWilliams Podcast. Both are well worth a listen.
6. Listen to Music.
Certain genres of music, such as classical, can help you to relax. We’ve created a classical playlist on Spotify that you can listen to for free by clicking here.
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