Written by TnD Rot 1 PSLs
With the increased workload of a new school year and the coming SAs, you might feel a little stressed especially with added work like RS projects and PSB. Sometimes it just isn’t your day or your week, and suddenly all of life’s daily obstacles, the problems that you usually handle without blinking an eye seem to have the power pull you down and make you want to give up on everything.
Everyone feels and makes you feel vulnerable, sad, and lonely from time to time but if you know how to cheer yourself up, then you’ll get through many of those tough moments just fine. In fact, you’ll learn to appreciate the sad moments because when you experience them, you know you’re alive and life has both ups and downs. That’s what makes life so great.
10 Tips for de-stressing and
1. Smile and just laugh!
Life doesn't always have to be taken so seriously. Turn your dramatic day into a joke of your own. It'll make you a stronger person to be able to face it, laugh about it (while cringing) and move on. Or if that isn’t possible, look into the mirror and give yourself a gigantic smile. By doing so, you’d realise how ridiculous you look and you’ll start smiling naturally!! Studies have shown that smiling and laughing relaxes your body and makes you feel less stressed.
5. Be active:
Any kind of activity will instantly boost your mood. For example, bake cookies to share with your friends and family. Or just dance! Turn the music on and start dancing to get your endorphins going. As you exercise, your brain releases endorphins or ‘Happy hormones’ that cheer you up instantly!
Remember, happy music only!
9: Give back:
Spending your time giving back to others is a great way to change your mood and attitude. It's difficult to grumble about your boring school and gossipy friends when seeing people with no homes or families. It's a great way to put your life into perspective and to appreciate what you do have. You can also give back by small ways- help friends with homework,, spend time with the girl who needs someone! There's only good from giving back!
10: Indulge in your gratitude:
Make a handwritten list of everything in your life you are grateful for. When things are looking bleak, it may be difficult to think of things you are happy about in your life, but there will always be things to be happy about- small or big. Then, you can see just how much you have to be thankful for, and your blues will have gone away.. Why don’t you start making a happiness jar? Put little notes of things to be thankful for inside and take one out whenever you feel down. You’ll feel much better after!