Stress Management Tips


Lindsey Mount (Senior), Reporter

There are many ways to manage stress. Some include seeking out social help, making time for hobbies and interests, and by learning to manage your time more effectively.

Some ways to relieve stress are by running, swimming, dancing, cycling, and more. “I manage stress by doing my homework,” said senior Alicae Howell.

There are also simpler ways to exercise throughout the day such as biking instead of driving, use the stairs instead of the elevator, hand-wash your car, clean your house, and walk on your lunch break.

One way to manage stress through making sure you have a balanced diet of vitamin C, magnesium, and omega-3 fatty acids.

Vitamin C is an antioxidant that can help your cells against the effects of free radicals. Free radicals can play a role within heart disease, cancer and other diseases.

Magnesium plays a crucial role in the body by supporting muscle and nerve function as well as energy production. If you have chronically low magnesium levels it can increase the risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, type 2 diabetes and osteoporosis.

Omega-3 fatty acids help build and maintain a healthy body such as they keep the structure of every cell wall you have. It is also an energy source and help keep your heart, lungs, blood vessels, and immune system working properly.

Some ways to find relaxation are by finding a quiet place, get comfortable, focus your attention on a word, phrase, object, or your breath, and let your thoughts come and go without judgement.

Ways to control your behavior during stressful times is by trying not to overcommit yourself, share the responsibility, walk away from a heated situation, distract yourself with music or podcasts.

There are many causes of stress, which change person to person, but there’s also a way to become not as stressed.