Are you feeling the stress?
According to a National Public Radio segment titled School, Study, SATs: No wonder Teens Are Stressed if you are feeling overstressed and overscheduled you are not alone. The highly competitive college admissions process is increasingly taking its toll on teenagers preparing for college.
According to NPR, "To help teenagers cope, the American Academy of Pediatrics is launching a new Web site where teens can go and design their own stress-reduction plans, described by the doctors as a “prescription for balance.”
If you are feeling the pressure of academic and extra-curricular demands of your life, here are the steps the site recommends for reducing your stress:
Point 1: Figure out what the problem is and make it manageable.
Point 2: Avoid things that bring you down.
Point 3: Let some things go.
Knowing how to successfully manage and reduce the stress in your life is an important skill. The pressures of high school and college admissions will eventually end. College studies, work, family, and the bumps and tumbles of life will introduce new pressures. Learning the skills you need to manage stress now will help you for years to come.
Thanks for great tips!!
Posted by: Anise | May 9, 2008 6:20:36 AM
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