Being a girl can be tough, right? If we
didn’t have enough on our plates with a whole load of history homework and
trying to decode what the cute guy’s text really meant, we also have little
brothers that seem to think annoying us is their day job, untimely zit emergencies
and friend fall-outs. If not dealt with well, these things can build up and
have a big effect on our mood and health. These tips are your ticket to a
totally chill summer. Phew!
Scientists have proven that doing just 20
minutes of exercise a day can really boost your mood. This could be anything
from riding your bike to jogging home from your bestie’s house. Anything that
gets your heart beating faster than normal will do tons for your health and
Now, no one’s saying that you should give
up your favourite summer BBQ treats, but try to enjoy everything in moderation.
Snack on stress-busting foods like fish, fruit and vegetables. Opt for oranges,
with immune system-boosting vitamin C, and nuts, which can help lower your
some ‘you’ time
Between camp, family vacay and the demands
of your buds, life can get crazy busy, even when you’re on vacation. Make sure
to schedule time for Y-O-U. Recharging your batteries will help you feel like
you can conquer the world…or at least Friday night’s big babysitting job.
plenty of sleep
Squeaking by on not enough sleep can help
turn a bad day into a worse one in just a few seconds. Before you know it,
you’re grouchy or teary or totally unbearable. Make an effort to power down
your gadgets and catch those zzz’s—even though it’s summer, ya still need ‘em!
Shoot for eight hours, minimum, and toss in a nap if you just can’t keep your
Excited about a friend’s birthday party
next week? Or looking forward to your favorite aunt coming to stay for the
weekend? Whatever it is that is making you happy, think about it when life
starts getting’ ya down. See the glass as being half full and you’ll feel the
benefits instantly. By putting life’s
stresses into perspective we can begin to feel more cheerful and relaxed.
are you staying stress-free before school starts up?
BY MIA BOLTON ON 8/8/2012 6:15:00 PM
POSTED IN stress, stress busters, back to school, bust first day fears