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Student Finds Techniques for Stress Relief

By Casey Overton

Everyone gets stressed out once in awhile. With AP exams coming up, Students may be even more stressed than usual. There are ways, however to help deal with stress and relax. Psychology teacher Mark Dailey has given some insight about stress and how to cope with it.

When trying to relieve stress, it helps to know where the stress comes from in the first place. According to Dailey, stress can come from many different things. Some of the causes of stress he said were frustration, not having one’s goals met, and a feeling of powerlessness.

When asked how stress could be dealt with, there were plenty of answers. Exercise, meditation, and having good, clean fun were just some of the suggestions. Some ways were as simple as dealing with or getting away from the stressful situation. After I speaking Dailey, he opened the question up to his fourth period class. Their suggestions included listening to music, reading, eating, and going on vacation, which Dailey agreed were all good ways to relieve stress and relax.

Junior Lindsey Snead offered her tips that help her. She relieves her stress by chewing gum, sleeping, and talking to a counselor. Dailey concluded by saying, “Don’t take life too serious. Don’t take people too lightly, and a partridge in a pear tree.”

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    Josh KentMay 30, 2012 at 4:33 am

    I absolutely agree with the line ” it helps to know where the stress comes from in the first place”. without knowing what is causing the stress, people spend their time angry and upset, but unsure what cause the problem so stress relief really isn’t a problem solver, just a temporary solution.

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    Matthew SchneckMay 23, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    Stress levels can make or break a teenager in highschool. While it is important to have a little stress within one’s life, it is even more important to know how to manage stressful situations. It is fantastic to see that the TRN staff is providing tips on how to manage and control something that everyone in highschool faces. The inciteful remarks by Mr. Dailey make the article that much more powerful.

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    Zachary HarrisonApr 2, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    The article is very informative, however it is a little short. I would have liked to see more techniques listed and more detail for those techniques. While it was short, it was very well written.

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    Tyler ThompsonMar 30, 2012 at 5:25 am

    With all of these tests coming up many students are sure to be stressing out. Many do already on a daily basis. This article is sure to be helpful to those kids who are troubles to meet deadlines and goals. Anybody outside of school could use this article as well since stress is a part of many peoples lives day to day. Stress relieving is something that people of all walks of life can use some advice on and getting help from a psychology teacher is sure to get people out of some of the stress in their lives. This is a good article that is helpful for all I am glad to see the news doing an article on such an important subject.

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    Faven ButlerMar 30, 2012 at 1:50 am

    This article is relevant to most students in the school. Anyone who works hard to keep up their grades and extra-curricular activities has gone through the stress that comes with it. Especially for those who have sports after school, by the time they come home, eat, and shower, the rest of their night is spent doing homework or studying for seven classes! This rarely leaves us with the recommended eight hours of sleep we need in order for a sufficient night of rest. The professional advice given in this article could be a great help to students!

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    Rachel PughMar 29, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    The possibility of overstressing (especially at this time of year) poses too big of an issue to be ignored. Personally, I am someone who gets stressed easily and I often have take a step back to look at the bigger picture. Often students feel like perfection is the only option when it comes to applying to college, taking standardized tests, and even playing sports. Although I wish that the article had gone a little more in-depth, I like to see that real issues are getting attention.

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    Brooke DancyMar 29, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    Stress is one of the biggest problems teenagers have to overcome especially in high school. There are so many things that we try to accomplish in such little time as well as piling one thing on top of the other. This article gives advice to the typical teenager for what they should to do get rid of the problem. I think that it was a good idea to interview Mr. Dailey and get professional advice about how stress may be dealt with. You are only young for a short period of time so try to have fun while you can!

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    Becca SoonMar 29, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    Being stressed to an extent can be unhealthy. Over stressing yourself can lead to forgetfulness, losing your train of thought and being in a bad mood. So as Mr. Dailey stated, there are many ways to deal with stress and I believe listening to music, exercising and getting your mind off things are all good ways to deal with being stressed. But also, I believe stress can be a motivator in some cases. If we weren’t stressed, we would not have the want to do some things like homework or study for tests. I think people deal with stress all the time and they deal with it in their own ways that works for them.

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    Kayla HubertMar 29, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    It is important for teens to find healthy ways to deal with stress. Stress is a natural thing and it happens to everyone. Everyone should be aware of how your stress can affect other individuals around you. When stress gets out of control, you are just creating a negative environment for yourself and everyone around you. The key thing is that stress can grow and you have to beat it before it beats you.

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    Chloe AlexanderMar 29, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    This article is about a relateable issue, which makes it pop off the page. Mr. Dailey’s advice is helpful, because sometimes people think the best way to deal with stress is through destructive decisions that actually add to problems. By addressing that there is stress, especially in the AP classes, it promotes people to talk about how they can relieve stress that is positive, which is great.

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    John ShumarMar 29, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    This article has a good use of teacher resources. I use music and eating all the time! Also, I think a little stress helps us all grow. If everything was stress free we would not know how to take the real world. When I just stop and put everything in perspective, highschool really has nothing to get extremely stressed over. A little stress is good, but having a breakdown about highschool activities is really unnecessary. I like how not meeting your goals was mentioned, because I think that should be a motivation to channel your stress into productive action.

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    Melissa TomlinMar 29, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    Stress can cause many sleepless nights for any student going through high school. It is good to know what to do to become less stressed out. This article was very informative about how to relieve stress. I liked the insight from the psychology teacher, as well.

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    Sarah Beth HowardMar 29, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    Well this article is quite generic, but it is completely true. Stress is produced by having a lot of school work, but it can also be produced by some relaxing things. My high school life consists of making music both vocally and instrumentally. Well when I am practicing, the stress can build up and destroy my morale. However, when I finally get it, I am so proud of my accomplishments. A good philosophy to this is that one cannot do anything without creating some stress, but the way to get past it is to finish the task at hand rather than put it off and avoid it. In this way school and assignments can act as a form of therapy in and of itself, but more importantly it teaches one to learn how to deal with these things.

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    Kayla BishopMar 29, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    Stress effects ever person once in awhile and I know that for seniors these past few months have been some of the most stressful having to do college and scholarship applications along with the normal homework. And now with graduation soon approaching the stress just keeps coming. I think that it is good to do a article about ways to relieve stress but to me the article was a little too short i feel like their could of been more research done on stress and that their could of been more ways to relieve stress included and that reporter could of went and talked to more students if those things were added i think the article would of been even more informative and helpful.

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    Stephen BrockwellMar 29, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    Stress is obviously a problem for high school students. With exams, term papers, and not to mention college prep, school life tends to put a lot on a person’s shoulders. Fortunately, there are many ways to cope with stress, and it is always nice to see that most students do not let stress overwhelm them.

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    Nathan BrittMar 29, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    Mr. Dailey always provides a refreshing perspective. Stress is a huge deal for kids our age because many do not know how to cope with it. Students all look at it differently and, in turn, deal with it differently. This advice will help many students as standardized tests quickly approach.

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    Lindsay VargaMar 28, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    As teenagers, every little things seems to be the biggest deal. In actuality, most of the things we stress over won’t matter in a week from now. The best thing to do is have some time to yourself whenever you can. High school is very stressful, especially when you have higher level classes, sports, and other activities. Down time really helps you regroup and go back at everything with a positive attitude!

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    Caleb JohnsonMar 28, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    Stress is probably the biggest problem with teenagers. Everyday we stress our selves out with the smallest things. it is reassuring to know that there are ways to get away from it and students have resources all around them to help ease the stress of being a high school student.

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    Alex CrowderMar 27, 2012 at 11:03 am

    Stress is not a happy feeling to be sitting in your belly. I’m glad that there’s some advice in here on how to cure the poor thing. I agree with Ms. Snead’s advice; don’t take life too seriously. You only live once, enjoy it, people who actually read these comments.