It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
This page offers a number of tips on managing and reducing the impact of stress. Hopefully at least some of them might work for you if you do feel stressed. Firstly, listen to your body and identify when you are feeling stressed, you might:
have a fast heartbeat
have a clenched jaw
have aches, pains or tense muscles
be worrying all the time
When you can identify that you are stressed, you can start taking steps to better manage its impact. These tips might help, yes, some might be easier said than done, but at least think about them.
Stay connected with your classmates, friends: and family: meet up for a coffee or a chat. If circumstances prevent meeting up in person, think about organising online meetings/study groups/virtual coffees or some other kind of activity. If you have Netflix, there's an app for the Chrome browser called Netflix Party which lets you have virtual movie or TV nights
Try and get a good night's sleep - the following might help:
Change your diet. A healthier diet will improve how you feel.
Eat more fruit and vegetables
Eat less processed food
Drink less alcohol
Get out of the house and do a little exercise. Exercise boosts energy levels, increases concentration, and strengthens your heart. Exercise also makes you feel better. You don't have to run a marathon, a 30-minute walk is enough (to start with, at least!)
Try a relaxation technique like deep breathing, or meditation.
Talk to someone - don't bottle up how you feel. Talk to your friends or family members. Even if they can't give you good advice, they can listen and sometimes that's enough. Does your college or training centre have a support or counselling service? Talk to them.
Go easy on yourself, especially right now in the times of Covid-19: you're not working or studying at home - you're staying at home during a time of crisis and trying to get a little work or study done.
There are a few other things that you can do to de-stress, think about trying the following:
Gratefulness writing - write about some of the things you are grateful for, or each day write or think about the good events of the day
Keep in touch - catch up with your friends and family - say hello and ask them how they're getting on
Go for a walk in a park - get some fresh air and clear your mind in some quiet surroundings
Read a book - not Jean-Paul Satre's Being and Nothingness or anything deep and meaningful; read something trashy and fun!
Watch a video - something light; a comedy or even a funny animal video
Do something different - try some new recipes or think about a new hobby or craft
Exercise - take a little time each day to do some exercise; run instead of walking; walk or cycle instead of taking the car
Make a playlist - make a playlist of your favourite songs that lift your mood