Going To Explode
I've been sooooo stressed out with school, and my parents, and friends lately. I had a lot of stress last year, and I never talked about it, and I guess it's just built up over time. I'm not good at talking about my feelings, and even last year I had teachers think I was suicidal, and that was because I was always stressed and didn't talk.
Now I have a teacher that I can't deal with, and my classes are so hard, and I'm so incredibly stressed. I don't no what to do anymore I feel like I'm about to explode, and it's so hard for me to say because I've always been forced to be independent by my parents, but I think I might need help.
Or else I just might explode, and if I do I'm not sure what will happen! So please I need advice!
We're sorry to hear that you're so stressed. Teenagers have to deal with quite a bit every day, including school, friends, and family. Those are really important parts of your life, so when you experience stress in just one aspect of life (like school or friends,) it's really intense. It's also hard to get away from those stressors so you can recharge, too.
One important thing to remember, though, is that it's not impossible to control the amount of stress you're feeling. You can balance all of this without being crushed by it, but it takes a little time to find out what works for you.
Go to this web page and look at the articles under the heading "Stress and You..." See if you can find some ideas:
Many teenagers don't know how to handle all the craziness they deal with on a daily basis, and if they did, things would probably run a lot smoother for them. So for now, what about setting a goal to figure out how to cope with everything? Use the articles to help you.
You can start learning to cope with stress better tonight. Before you go to bed, what is something you can do to relax? You don't want to go to bed slumped over a textbook. Give yourself time to get ready for bed and then do something that makes you happy and helps you unwind, like reading, listening to music, drinking tea, etc. "De-stressing" is a key part of stress management.
Other things you want to do is look for things in your life that are causing you stress and that can be easily cut out. For instance, you may have a friend who drives you crazy, and if that's the case, is it worth it to be friends anymore? If distancing a dramatic friend and making them more of an acquaintance will help, then that's the ticket.
You also want to focus on things like time management, eating/sleeping right, making lists and prioritizing them, finding tricks to help you with anxiety, etc. All this stuff is up in that link.
So do this: start experimenting around with these ideas and find which ones work best. Fine tune them and use them religiously on a daily basis. Eventually, you'll form better stress management habits, and a lot of the negative feelings and thoughts you experience will likely lessen.