For nearly everyone, stress is a part of day-to-day life. Perhaps you're feeling overwhelmed, worried, anxious or tired. You may feel that you have pressure loading up on your shoulders. The good news is that there are some very simple and easy ways to manage the levels of stress you're feeling.

EXERCISE REGULARLY

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When possible, try to exercise for 30 minutes daily. This can be as simple as going for a walk or perhaps you'd like to run. You can try yoga or look online for simple workouts. Exercising releases endorphins which have been proven to reduce stress levels and increase happiness.

READ A BOOK

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Reading a book is a relaxing and calming way to manage your stress. Reading shifts your focus away from the issues that are weighing you down. It gives you the chance to be in another place for awhile. Lose yourself in the words.

KEEP A JOURNAL

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Your journal can be a creative one (much like a bullet journal) or you can use it to keep track of what happens in your day and the way you're feeling. Taking the time to do something artistic can be soothing and thinking about it removes your focus from the stress. Writing about how your feeling can help you sort through your thoughts and accept your emotions.

LISTEN TO MUSIC

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Much like reading, focusing on music can take you away from where you are and to another place. Using Spotify you can browse music for the way you're feeling or find a playlist made to motivate and cheer you up.

MAKE TIME FOR THINGS YOU ENJOY

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If you have hobbies or pastimes that you enjoy, spend time doing them. It could be something artistic like photography or drawing. Or you could take time to reconnect with people you're close to - such as friends and family.

If you're feeling stressed it is important to never be afraid to ask for help or advice. If it's school related, teachers and school counsellors are always there to help. Never underestimate the power of talking to friends and family about what's going on in your life, especially when you're finding things hard to deal with.

That's all for now x