By Quinn Montgomery
School, friends, family, church, sports, and relationships; life is stressful. We all will experience stress at some point in our lives. It can come quickly and may seriously affect the way we act on a daily basis. Stress can be easily reduced and removed from our lives in two steps: First we must confront the stressor and then find a way to remove the stress from our lives.
The first step to reducing stress in your life is to confront your stressor. Whether it is grades, work, a fight between friends or just feeling overworked, confronting the problem can be as important as solving it. Once you have discovered what is stressing you out it is then time to remove your stress and become one step closer to a stress-free life.
There are many ways in which people can reduce and even remove stress in their lives. One way in which I remove stress is by laughing at myself or just laughing at random times during the day. Laughing is a good stress reducer because it is something anyone can do.
It is easy and fun. Singing and dancing are also fun and easy ways in which you can reduce stress in a relatively safe manner. You don’t have to be a good singer or dancer to enjoy doing it. A stress reducer can be anything that makes you feel better about yourself.
(Quinn Montgomery is a member of the Diocesan Youth Ministry Committee and St. Mary Parish in Oxford.)