by Aranza Carillo

Whether your parents pushing you to do your best in school, teachers piling you up with work, or your own effort to get in to your top college choice, stress can get the best of you if you don’t learn how to deal with it properly. Too much stress can lead to physical effects like headaches or fatigue while others might feel overwhelmed by worries or have trouble sleeping. Whatever the situation might be, stress affects many students, especially those in high school, and if you are a senior, you are very familiar with it. The following are great tips to help you reduce your stress.

1.  Stay organized.

Keeping a clean workspace and organized folder, makes work less stressful and effective while motivating you to do your work since you aren’t wasting time looking through stacks of paper.

2. Take a break and do something you enjoy

Sometimes you just need to take some time for yourself and do what makes you the happiest in order to forget about your stress for a while. It will help you stay happy and relaxed.

3. Develop better sleeping habits.

Having a goodnight’s sleep helps you feel energized and ready for school the next day. You can achieve this by steering away from sleepless nights which can be achieved when you avoid procrastination.

4. Talk to close friends and family.

Talking to people you trust helps a lot. Friends may be going through similar problems and will be able to relate to you. Your family may have advice and will support you the most when you need it.

5. Time management.

Many high school students are greatly involved in extracurricular activities. As a result, they don’t have enough time to complete every task they have. Instead, students should try and cut down a club/sport to leave them with more time to work everything out.

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