Teenagers often experience stress when they feel pressure from their peers to do something that they know is wrong (like drinking alcohol or smoking cigarettes), worrying about their body image and how it is changing, or feeling anxious on making good grades in school. Whatever is making our teens stressed, we are here to help them through their emotions. Frequently taking instant vacations is one strategy to deal with the stress and taking our minds away to a place where we feel more relaxed. Here are some instant vacation ideas for teenagers:
- Taking a moment to visualize yourself in a beautiful and calm place
- Take a walk around the park and focus on the beauty around you
- If you like to read, find a good book and imagine the sights, sounds, and smells of the story that you are reading
For more tips on managing stress for teens, visit https://www.aap.org/en-us/professional-resources/Reaching-Teens/Documents/Private/Personal_plan_handout.pdf.