An important part of stress management is time management. So many young people take on too much including school, work, and family and sometimes we have to manage our time better and say no. Also, surround yourself with positive people. When I need a break, I walk around my building or even hide out in a bathroom stall looking at my phone until I feel better.
Work is stressful, especially if your managing school and extra curricular activities as well. While at work, try taking a deep breath before handling customer complaints and begin with "I'm, sorry..." You can't imagine how this automatically relaxes both you and the customer. Also, take your breaks. Don't work through them. Go outside and get some fresh air. Never skip lunch. You need a break to eat. If you are eating at work, try to eat outside or away from the chaos. Listen to your favorite music. If someone at work is stressing you out, try to figure out what it is they are doing that stresses you.
You will need to focus on stress and time management. In order to manage stress you have to manage your time wisely. <span style="background-color: transparent;">You have to set a routine for yourself and stick to it for the most part. Once you get into the groove of a routine it will be much easier for you to manage your time and have enough time for everything you need to do (including relaxing). Make yourself to-do lists on a weekly basis, use Google calendar or a planner to keep track of events, deadlines, and due dates. In addition to setting a routine and sticking to it, plan out relaxing activities into your day. Or set aside a time, after everything is done for the day, that you can have "me" time. I have also personally found it essential to not only find time for myself but also make use of that time in a way that is best for me and my holistic wellness. I have found the HeadSpace app to be an essential tool in helping me relax and generally feel more relaxed throughout the day, Guided meditation, even if you have a busy schedule, will make you feel more at ease and relaxed throughout the day as a whole (not just when you have the time to relax and focus on that "me" time).</span>
<span style="background-color: transparent;">Set a routine.Use Google Calendar.Set aside Me TimeWrite weekly to-do lists and use a planner.Find a peaceful and restful activity that will help you feel relaxed.</span>
Try taking several long, deep, mindful breathes. Breathing is at the core of yoga. I discovered yoga 14 years ago and don't know what I'd do without it. While a regular one-hour yoga class may not be feasible for everyone at first, one can easily incorporate breathing as part of a relaxation process because we all do it every day, every minute. It's already a part of us.
When you are feeling stressed just immediately start concentrating on your breathing. Notice it, How does it feel? Short and choppy? Are you breathing through your mouth? Breathing though the mouth is one of the first physical signs of stress. The mind can only concentrate on one thing at a time so by focusing on your breath, you can slow it down, and that way you force your mind to slow down, too. Breathe in slowly and deeply through your nose only, and exhale just as slowly and deeply making sure all the air is pushed out. Then begin again. Try it! It does work, and the great thing about it is that it costs nothing and you can do it anywhere anytime.