Finally the warm weather has arrived and a fresh, new energy along with it. Students are busy with spring sports, music concerts and keeping up on school work. These things along with the anticipation of the school year ending can frazzle many middle school students. Here are few tips to keep the waters calm and steady.
-Eat and sleep well-eating regular meals and keeping sleep schedules constant will help you get the energy and rest needed during busy and sometimes stressful times.
-Get it together-plan ahead and get organized. Planning your week out and being proactive when you know there are a few busy evenings coming up will prevent panic when there’s just not enough time left in the evening to get that homework done.
- Laugh! Regular doses of laughter really does reduce stress
- Have fun with friends-be sure to take the time to be with people you feel comfortable with even when your week looks booked.
-Keep a journal-great way to express frustration, anxious feelings and when things are just not going right. Sometimes just getting it out makes a big difference.
-Take time to relax-Putting the breaks on during a hectic day and taking a few breaths can help you feel more in control and bring some relief when things feel overwhelming.
-Keep moving-physical activity keeps stress at bay and is healthy for the mind, body and soul.
As the popular saying goes, “Keep Calm and Carry on”!