Every single one of us deals with anxiety, tension, stress, nervousness every once in a while, teens are no exception. In fact, teens deal with more anxiety now because they have much harder time dealing with the changes around them than adults. There are a few ways to deal with teen anxiety, let’s go over a few of those ways and get that anxiety issue sorted out.
But before we go over some of the ways to help you deal with your anxiety, be sure that you make a difference between normal or common anxiety and anxiety disorder. If the anxiety you feel goes into extreme than you may be dealing with anxiety disorder in that case you need to get professional help.
The first thing you need to do is learn how to relax, and we are talking about real relaxation. Although many people would consider watching a TV show on the sofa or playing a game on your computer relaxation, it is not, in fact some of the shows and games can make you even more tense. Also, many teens make the mistake of going for alcohol or drugs in order to relax, but those just give you a feeling of relaxation, they don’t really relax your body. So what you need to do is learn some breathing exercises, practice yoga or even tai chi. All of these will greatly relax your body and mind.
Even when you learn how to relax your body and mind there are some things you need to focus on in order to make the best out of the situation. You always need to get enough sleep, exercise and nourishments. Without the basics you can and your body cannot handle the everyday stress and hardships you encounter.
Hang out with your friends. Yes, that’s right, teen anxiety can be suppressed by connecting with real friends and sharing good and bad times, feeling of belonging has a great influence on our anxiety. When we are happy we rarely feel nervous, so friends are always there to help us deal with our problems, remember that.
And of course one of the classics that help us relieve the stress and get rid of our anxiety is nature. Whatever works for you, hiking, walking, running, biking or simply sitting in some quiet place surrounded by nature, all of that can greatly help you in your struggle against teen anxiety.
The last part is something many people lack, and that is positive thinking. Negative thinking always leads to anxiety, and with teens it is easy to start thinking negatively. School, relations, all of that influences our mood, but if we are positive that can be avoided from the start.