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Dealing With Stress

Did you know May is Mental Health Awareness Month? But what exactly is mental health? Well, it's how you think, feel and act when faced with a problem. If you don't respond well to it, then you could get stressed out, so Kidzworld is here to help you out!

Stress - What Is Stress?

Stress is that feeling you get when you're really worried about something. We're not talking about a wave of worry that lasts for a few minutes. This is the kind of worry that bugs you for hours, or even days, and builds up to the point where your head hurts. It makes you feel frustrated, scared, cranky or angry. You may lose your appetite and have insomnia - or you might eat and sleep much more than usual. Stressing out so much will eventually make you sick with headaches or stomachaches, and lead to serious problems like depression and heart disease. But not all stress is bad for you. The good kind keeps your body and mind alert and can even boost performance levels, like when you're presenting a science project to your class or sprinting to the finish line.

Stress - What Causes Stress?

You know when your dad is sweatin' over the bills, or your mom's in a bad mood cuz her car broke down on the way home? They're stressed out! But adults aren't the only ones who feel stress. There are lots of things in your life that can stress you out - being loaded down with homework, taking a test that you didn't study for, hearing your parents argue, facing a bully in school or walking up to the guy/girl of your dreams to ask them out - yes, even the butterflies in your stomach are stress!

Stress - Ways to De-Stress

If you're seriously stressin', check out these quick and easy ways to unwind and de-stress!

  • Get involved in sports and extra-curricular activities to keep you relaxed and physically fit.
  • Try to get at least eight hours of sleep every night.
  • Eat a healthy, balanced diet that includes all the food groups.
  • Talk it out with your close friends, family members or teachers. It'll make you feel better, and they may be able to give you advice and help you solve your problem.
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moongemowl
moongemowl posted in Friends:
Okay, I've NEVER posted anything about my friends before, so bear with me. I've known that me and my BFF have the same crush since we met in 5th grade. But it always seems that my BFF is closer to him than I'll ever be. They went to 2 school dances together while I'm still in the friend zone with my crush. I pretend to not care but I really do care. I've never been in this situation before and don't know what to do about it. Should I tell my BFF how I feel or wait this whole thing out? Or even forget my crush being my crush and find a new crush? HELP!!!!!   :love :confused
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jordand08
Maybe that's the only line that needs to be said? You don't have to write down a whole paragraph explaining about how you feel. Sometimes, one word or one sentence can be enough. :p but I don't know. Maybe I have no clue what I'm talking about. :p
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jordand08
You'll have to remember, your parents love you, with that being said. If you feel like you can talk to them and they're reasonable, go ahead. But if you feel like waiting it's up to you. I think your family will support you, because they do love you. Maybe they'll be upset at first, but they'll come around, everyone does eventually. Is there anyone in your family that knows, like a cousin? Maybe you can ask for their opinion if you should tell your parents, and family. However, it's up to you. and remember, your parents care and love you.
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hugebear
hugebear posted in Family Issues:
You doesnt have to come out to your family until your ready and until they is ready too.  If you blurt it out it could be the shock.  You says that you think your Mums side of the family will be more supportive.  Has you got an Aunty or Uncle what you could discuss this with?  An adult member of your family what is most likely supportive  could probably give the best advises on how to tell your family and when and how and prepares you for how they will react. Good luck mate and takes your time :angel
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Mrawsomegamer
I think my mothers side of the family would be fine with it. It's my dad's side I'm most concerned about. My dad says some dreadfully terrible remarks about homosexual people. I think I'm not gunna tell him at all. Ever...  Either way. Thanks for the advice!
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