According to the results of your quiz, you are under a fair amount of stress. Chances are your stress level is impacting the way you feel physically and emotionally.
If you are exhibiting symptoms related to stress, you are not alone.
- 62% of college students experience overwhelming anxiety
- 40% of teens report feeling irritable or angry
- 36% report feeling nervous or anxious
- 32% of teens say stress makes them feel as though they could cry
- 31% of teens report feeling overwhelmed as a result of stress
- 30% of teens feel depressed or sad as a result of stress
- 36% of teens report fatigue/feeling tired
- 35% of teens have lain awake at night because of stress
- 32% of teens say they experience headaches
- 26% of teens report changes in sleeping habits
- 21% of teens experience an upset stomach or indigestion as a result of stress
- 23% of teens have skipped a meal because of stress
The reality is, our teens are seriously stressed out!
It’s clear that stress has become an epidemic among teenagers. This might leave you wondering, what can I do about it?
The reality is we are relatively powerless to minimize stress in our own lives.
What we CAN do is help change the way we react to stress.
Understanding what stress is and how it can affect your health can help you start to mitigate the effects of stress, anxiety, and worry.
A few helpful tools you can use include:
- Take breaks throughout the day and decompress.
- Exercise is one of the best forms of stress relief. Teens who exercise regularly are less impacted by their stress.
- Teens who don’t get enough sleep are at a higher risk of stress. Do your best to get adequate sleep.
- Use technology to your advantage by using websites, apps and other digital platforms to learn stress management techniques