Teens Turn to Childhood Stress Relievers

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Teens Turn to Childhood Stress Relievers

TRYING TO FOCUS-Junior Mariah Cook colors to help her relieve her stress.

TRYING TO FOCUS-Junior Mariah Cook colors to help her relieve her stress.

TRYING TO FOCUS-Junior Mariah Cook colors to help her relieve her stress.

TRYING TO FOCUS-Junior Mariah Cook colors to help her relieve her stress.

Katie York

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Are you stressed out about homework or extracurricular activities? Are you stressed out about your job, or family? Studies are showing that when teenagers are stressed out they are going back to some of their old stress relievers from when they were little.

When sophomore Karsyn Rush is stressed out she likes to practice hitting for softball or running. This helps Rush to think only about the mechanics, and it takes her mind off of what was stressing her out. “My mom, dad and siblings always went out and played every day, and we’d all just play against each other,” Rush said about playing softball when she was little. When Rush was little her dad would set the ball of the T for her, and now she can do it by herself and she has a net to catch the balls.

Math teacher Morgan Staashelm likes to color and read Harry Potter when she is stressed out. Staashelm said she hears a lot of people like to re-read their favorite books.

Junior Mariah Cook likes to color when she is stressed. Cook said, “It makes me feel like a little kid. I wish I was little again. The only person I had to worry about was me.” She likes to color little kids’ coloring books and adult coloring books. Her favorite things to color are flowers or Disney characters.

Sophomore Baylee Newell likes to play with her wiener dog. Chloe Newbury likes to pet her dogs.

Sidney Svoboda and Newbury both said they like to jump on the trampoline.

Chase McLaren likes to eat food to relieve stress.

Gratt Reed likes to go on run when he is stressed.

“Every time I get mad I ride my dirt bike,” freshman Carter Hoffman said. When Hoffman is riding his dirt bike he has to concentrate on riding and that clears his mind from whatever was stressing him out.

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