Adults, the tension, anxiety, anger, and mild depression

Adults, teens, and children, we all experience stress in our day to day life. We live with it, deal with it, and above all worry about it. Teenagers often have a harder time dealingwith stress because we are at an age when it seems not appropriate to ask for help when thinking that “no one understands”. In addition sometimes we just don’t understand stress itself and what causes it. Academics, social status and relationships are often the three main causes of stress. Thankfully there are many things that we can engage in to relieve stress. Firstly finding a hobby, secondly establishing exercise routines, and lastly meditation.The approaches outlined above aim to reduce stress and one of the first options to help is finding a hobby you are passionate about and enjoy. There are many benefits in pursuing a hobby including making you feel more accomplished and it helps you regain a sense of control when stressed. For those who feel overwhelmed by responsibility and stress, it may be difficult to find the time to take a break from their busy lives to just relax. However when engaging in hobbies it provides a purposeful break instead of feeling that they’re just “sitting around”  but instead using their time wisely to do something more productive. Overall hobbies provide a nice break in a busy week. Some hobbies that most people find helpful include drawing, dancing, reading, journaling etc. Personally when I am quite stressed out I enjoy drawing because it brings out a creative side that helps against my negative mindset. To conclude finding a hobby you love can reduce stress and help you feel more productive. When stress affects the brain, with its many nerve connections, the rest of the body feels the impact as well. Exercise can decrease the levels of stress and anxiety in a variety of ways. Simple exercises like walking around your neighborhood or on a treadmill can ease the amount of stress in your life. Scientists say that a 10-minute walk temporary reduces anxiety and depression levels by over 25%. This study shows that Incorporating a simple thing such as walking for 10 minutes can help your mentality. Physical activity can also help take your mind off current worries that you may have and also increases your brain’s production of endorphins: the “feel good” neurotransmitters that bring a sense of euphoria. To summarize, exercising even for a minimal amount of time during the day can have a positive effect on your mood by relieving the tension, anxiety, anger, and mild depression that often go hand-in-hand with stress. Meditation is a simple technique that if you practiced for as little as ten minutes each day, can help you control stress and decrease anxiety. This relaxation technique consists of the silent repetition of a word, sound, or phrase while sitting quietly with eyes closed for ten to twenty minutes. When you meditate, you focus your attention on things that are happening right now and not worrying about the future or list of tasks you may have to do. When concentrating on the present it really makes you feel calm and relaxed. In Conclusion, there are many techniques that can help not only teens, but others with managing stress levels. These methods include finding an enjoyable hobby, physical activity and meditation.