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What Stresses You Out?

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An informal survey from the Palo Alto Medical Foundation asked 124 teens what they find most stressful:

55% were stressed out from homework & school (grades, tests, college, finals week)

15% by parents & family (expectations, pressure to do well, blowing it)

9% by social life pressures (friends, boyfriends/girlfriends, relationships, extracurricular activities, try-outs, shows, sex)

8% by time issues (no time, deadlines, keeping up, lack of sleep, doing two things at once, too much going on, unprepared)

4% by sports

9% other

Does this sound true for you?  If you need some help coping with stress, there are some resources listed in the “How to Deal” section on the Teen Life page:  http://www.marinlibrary.org/teens/teen-life

Here are some books to take a look at:

Chill

Chill: Stress-reducing techniques for a more balanced, peaceful you by Deborah Reber

 

 

 

Complete idiot's guide to dealing with stress for teens

Complete idiot’s guide to dealing with stress for teens by Sara Jane Sluke

 

 

 

Fighting invisible tigers

Fighting invisible tigers: a stress management guide for teens by Earl Hipp

 

 

 

My anxious mind

My anxious mind: a teen’s guide to managing anxiety and panic by Michael A. Tompkins

 

 

 

A taste-berry teen's guide to managing the stress and pressures of life

A Taste-berry teen’s guide to managing the stress and pressures of life compiled by Bettie B. Youngs and Jennifer Lee Youngs with contributions from teens for teens

 

 

 

Or try this meditation CD:  Meditations for Young Adults by Lia

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Posted by: Martha

Martha is a librarian at the Civic Center Library.

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