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Stress: Managing Stress

Relax the Mind & Body

Relax the Mind & Body

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Here's a brief listing of Apps you could add to your smartphone to help you relax anywhere.


Physical Activity

Add Physical Activity

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Here are a few resources to help you get on your feet. If you find any broken links, please tell a librarian!


 

There are a variety of Fitness Apps out there. Here are just a few.


Organize your Time

Organize Your Time

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Here are 10 Tips to help you save time adapted from the website Time Management Tips for High School Students.


1. Make a "To Do" List Every Day.

Put things that are most important at the top and do them first. If it's easier, use a planner to track all of your tasks. And don't forget to reward yourself for your accomplishments. Check out the list of Apps below that might help you.

2. Use Spare Minutes Wisely.

Get some reading done on the bus ride home from sports practice, for example, and you'll kill two birds with one stone.

3. Find the Right Time.

You'll work more efficiently if you figure out when you do your best work. For example, if your brain handles math better in the afternoon, don't wait to do it until late at night.

4. Review Your Notes Every Day.

By checking over what's been covered in class, you'll reinforce what you've learned, so you need less time to study. You'll also be ready if your teacher calls on you or gives a pop quiz.

5. Get a Good Night's Sleep.

Teens need 9 hours of sleep every night. Running on empty makes the day seem longer and your tasks seem more difficult.

6. Communicate Your Schedule to Others.

If phone calls are proving to be a distraction, tell your friends that you take social calls from 7-8 p.m. It may sound silly, but it helps. If your phone has a "Do Not Disturb" feature, use it to help you stay focused.

7. Don't Waste Time Agonizing.

Have you ever wasted an entire evening by worrying about something that you're supposed to be doing? Was it worth it? Instead of agonizing and procrastinating, just do it.

8. Keep Things in Perspective.

Setting goals that are unrealistic sets you up for failure. While it's good to set high goals for yourself, be sure not to overdo it. Set goals that are difficult yet reachable.

9. Learn How Time Works.

If you're not sure how quickly 30 minutes passes, use a timer to help you get a sense of time. Or, set a timer when taking breaks to make sure you get back to work.

10. Try Different Techniques.

Not all time management systems work for everyone. Be open to trying new ways to organize your day and remind yourself of what you need to do. Eventually, you should find what works best for you.

Adapted from Time Management Tips For High School Students

 

Most smartphones already have calendars, notepads, and alarm clock features of some sort, but if none of those work out, here are some others (of the hundreds out there) to try.