What To Do When Stressed


Ben Hall

If you are someone like me who stresses over the SMALLEST THINGS, this article may help you. Stress is not at all fun and can lead to you possibly going a little crazy for almost no reason at all. I will also put a list of things that can make you very stressed.

1. Losing Your Phone

Losing your phone can definitely make you stressed, due to the fact you will not be able to talk to anyone or your parents will fuss. Here are some solutions!

A.¬†CHECK YOUR POCKETS! Just about every time I “lose” my phone and stress it is 99% of the time in my pocket!

B. Check somewhere you just sat! Your phone may have slid out of your pocket or you may have just left it there carelessly! This is about 0.01% of the time I lose my phone.

C. Check the charger! You may have left your phone on charge, so find where you plugged it up! This is the other 0.99% of the time my phone is left at.

2. A Hard Test (TCAP/Benchmark/Schoolnet)

I am not talking about some math or science test. What I am talking about, is a big test like TCAP and Benchmark. If you are stressing over one of these tests, don’t worry! It is very easy to not get worried over these.

A. Get a good night’s sleep, maybe even put on some calming noises or lights that can help you sleep better, instead of watching YouTube, Twitch, Netflix, or TikTok all night.

B. Pay attention in class! Especially closer to the time of the test, try to pay attention in your classes instead of goofing off!

3. An Event of Some Kind (Sports Game/Band Performance)

Now, this can really get your nerves going. If you play sports, a game can make you nervous due to the fact that it is a public event, and that you may want to impress your peers, coaches, and parents. If you are playing a concert in band, that is a stressful event too because of it being public, and that you must keep in time with the rest of the band, and mess up as little as possible. This may not be as easy, but you can still prevent stress over one of these events.

A. Close your eyes and take a deep breath. This will relieve some tension and clear your mind. It might sound average, but it actually does work.

B. Tell yourself that you can do this. This is probably the best thing you can do to drown out negative emotions that could hold you back from being your best during the event.

I hope this article helped give you some ideas about what you can do to make you not stress over some things as much. Some of these tips may sound average, but they can truly help you out in the long run. All you need to do is not let your negative emotions take control of your stress, or some things will be harder for you than they actually are.