A slump in the economy doesn’t only have adults feeling blue and a tad stressed out, the blues and money overstress can also lure their way into the lives of teenagers. If you’re feeling the pressures of budgeting your budget, take these ideas for a twirl in hopes that your worries and anxiety can be lessened one activity at a time.
Go the extra mile
The popular saying, “walk it off”, holds incredible truth in situations such as these. But a walk around the block, a run on the treadmill or a jog at the park can come incredibly useful to help clear your mind. You can make a habit out of going for a run or simply take it up when you feel the stress creeping up on you again. For great company, and for safety reasons as well, you can invite a friend or two to join you in your jog. If you’re feeling a tad stressed out, it just may be that they’re feeling it as well.
Take some time off to tend to yourself. After all, you’re no good to anyone else if you’re not good to yourself to begin with. So before you break your head trying to think of ways to ease burden on others, take some time out of your daily routine to stop and unwind. Lay or sit in an area where you can truly relax- whether that be with some background music or in complete silence, and practice breathing techniques or do a stretching routine if needed. Although some people may take “me time” to pamper themselves with a much needed mani and pedi or facial, doing nothing at all but sitting and relaxing will help put more balance into your stride than a mani and pedi can.
Let it flow, and let it go
Many successful writers and artists have made millions of dollars from writing about their most inner feelings and fears. And actually, some of their top-selling albums have consisted of some of the most raw and real words that they’ve ever written. Take for example, Britney Spears’ “Circus” album. After the mayhem she went through with her divorce, child custody battles and love/hate relationship with the media, she relieved some of that stress through writing and wrote “Circus”. You can do like Britney and many other writers have done and pour your stresses on ink and paper. Grab yourself a journal, a sheet or scrap of paper and write to your heart’s content. Don’t worry about sentence structure and punctuality, simply write, write, and write. The more you write and the more stress you release, the better you will feel and the sooner you will have that renewed and youthful energetic battery that all teenagers should have.