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     Nancy Angeles-Lopez
  • What to do if you're STRESSED?
    • Exercise - The American Psychological Association notes exercising is one of the best ways to reduce stress
    • Talk it out - list pros and cons of major decisions with a friend or parent
    • Take a time out  - Psychology Today suggests that you may feel less stressed if you take at least some time out to do things you truly love.
  • What to do if you're EXHAUSTED?
    • Sleep - set a bedtime at a reasonable hour and turn off the lights
    • Tech free bedroom - taking all technology out of your bedroom can help you sleep by limiting distractions
  • What to do if you are being BULLIED?
    • Talk to your parent, teacher or counselor - the adults ca help from changing seats in the classroom to helping mediate the situation
  • What to do if you have too much HOMEWORK?
    • Time manage - use an online calendar or make a paper chart to fill in time slots for homework and studying.
    • Pick a spot - have a homework-friendly spot in the house that is quiet, well-lit and well organized.
  • What to do if you have TEST ANXIETY?
    • Eat - a good breakfast and provide your brain fuel for staying focused
    • Plan - get good study habits by setting aside times to study
    • Talk - let your teacher know about your anxiety. Most teachers will appreciate a student who is taking responsibility.
  • What to do if you have a CONFLICT with a TEACHER?
    • Talk to your counselor - they are trained mediators and are advocates for you
    • Journal it - note what happened, why it made you angry, and how you responded. This will help you work through your frustration and anger