This post goes out to anyone who is stressed about absolutely anything—ranging from finals or just because the boy or girl you like is totally ignoring you.


Life has a twisted way of making you think that everything is so much worse than it actually is. It’s unfair, but it’s also something we all have to deal with. It just may be hard to know exactly how to deal with it.

When I’m stressed out, I do one of two things:

1. I reach out for help.


2. I bottle everything up and end up having a complete emotional breakdown about something stupid, like getting pasta sauce on my scarf (true story).

Can you guess which option usually ends up better? (Hint: the first one.)

Now, I understand that whatever is stressing you out at the moment may not be something you want to share with another person, but there are other ways you can reach out for help rather than talking to someone about it. You can write or type out your thoughts, and I promise it will make you feel a million times better.

I know it is something you have probably heard over and over, and it may seem cliché, but it works. Not only can you channel a way to get your emotions out of your head, but you can also look back and past occurrences that have made you stressed and learn from them.

Occasionally, I’ll look back and read something that I wrote and think to myself, “Wow, you were being a total drama queen,” but it’s important to learn how to handle yourself because only you can help yourself grow.

So, grab a tub of ice cream (or carrots, whatever makes you feel better about yourself) and a notebook and pen, turn on some music, and let your emotions explode all over the page. YOU WILL GET THROUGH THIS, whatever it may be.

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