Fung: (Annoyed and impatient) I feel so stressed recently, what can I do?
South: Do you know physical activity and sunlight have both been shown to relieve stress. Try both of them together to really boost your mood. Basketball, soccer, swimming, etc are some outdoor activities enjoyed by many teenagers. You should give it a try!
Nitika: Getting at least eightconsecutive hours of sleep each night and try to eat several servings of fruits and vegetables daily would also help.
South: Also, don’t forget to keep in touch with friends. A supportive network of peers keeps you happy and motivated. They will be happy to help you when you’re stressed, whether you need someone to listen to your worries or when you just want a gag.
Nitika: Don’t forget to spend time with your family too! Many teens feel their parents just don’t understand them. However, they will always be the ones to support you when you come across any difficulties.
South: Express yourself is also important! Let your creative side loose can really reduce daily tension. Try drawing, painting, singing or dancing. Trying out a new creative hobby will also help you feel good about yourself as you gain new skills.
Nitika: The most important is to get involved in your school and community. Giving back to those around you can make you forget about your own worries. Help out with something you really love by volunteering for sports and music event. Just any hobby you enjoy will help give you a stress-relieving feeling.
Fung: I’m much stronger now! Thanks for those great advice!
1 Corinthians 13: 1 & 13
If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.
And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.