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  • How to: Destress!

    bewellbu April 17th

    Family. Friends. School assignments. Tests. Extracurricular activities. Jobs. Preparing for after high school. Being a teen can be really card. Here are some quick tips and activities to help reduce stress in all areas of your life:

    Practice Relaxation Techniques

    Exercise or Engage in Physical Activity

    • Stretch
    • Play basketball
    • Go for a walk
    • Practice yoga
    • Go on a run
    • Dance

    Eat Nutritiously

    • Eat a well-balanced diet
    • Drink plenty of water
    • Avoid eating processed and sugary foods 
    • Avoid overeating
    • Reduce the amount of caffeine you consume

    Get Enough Rest

    • Get plenty of sleep
    • Periodically take breaks to rest your mind and body
    • Use calming lavender

    Set Goals

    • Set small, achievable goals along the way
    • Keep track of your progress
    • Celebrate when you reach milestones toward accomplishing goals


    • Express your feelings rather than bottling them up
    • Keep a journal as a means of self-expression
    • Talk with friends and/or family members
    • Participate in counseling or therapy

    Remember, help is possible. If you are feeling depressed, contact your healthcare provider, a trusted adult, or Renee Cohall, LCSW & BeWell Co-Director at (646) 245-4000

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