Ways to Cope with Teen Anxiety

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Ways to Cope with Teen Anxiety

By Teen Rehab

Teenage years are a stressful, but there's a difference between stress and anxiety. Stress is mental or emotional strain or tension; anxiety is more intense, serious and long-lasting. Here are some ways to manage anxiety if you find yourself feeling out of control

  • Keep a journal

    By Teen Rehab

    [Writing](http://www.teenrehab.org/the-benefits-of-journalling/) about what is bothering you or stressing you out helps you come to terms with the issue and come up with a plan to solve the problem. You’ll also learn a lot about yourself.

  • Be healthy

    By Teen Rehab

    [Exercising](http://www.teenrehab.org/exercise-supports-brain-health-heres-how-2/) and [eating a healthy diet](http://www.teenrehab.org/why-healthy-eating-is-important-for-your-teens-health/) are great ways to feel better and reduce stress. Endorphins released from exercising are mood-boosters and help you decrease anxiety.

  • Meditate

    By Teen Rehab

    [Meditating](http://www.teenrehab.org/4-meditation-techniques-just-for-teens/) is hard at first, but don’t be discouraged. With practice, you’ll learn how to let stressful thoughts enter and pass through your mind.

  • Get enough sleep

    By Teen Rehab

    Sleep is [very important for growing teens](http://www.teenrehab.org/how-much-sleep-does-my-teen-actually-need/) and anxiety can cause unbalanced sleep patterns. Create a [bedtime routine](http://www.teenrehab.org/trouble-sleeping-5-things-to-do-before-bed/) to relax and make sure you catch your z’s.

  • Be positive

    By Teen Rehab

    Changing the way you think can reduce stress and worry. Replace negative thoughts with positive ones and surround yourself with like-minded people.

  • Understand what makes you tick

    By Teen Rehab

    Figure out what makes you anxious, whether it be school or family issues, and find ways to avoid situations where those [stressors](http://www.teenrehab.org/4-common-stressors-for-teens-you-might-not-think-of/) are present.

  • Talk it out

    By Teen Rehab

    Sharing your feelings is not always easy, but talking with a friend, parent or teacher will lift a weight off your shoulders. Chances are, they've been through something very similar.

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