The music changes my mood, and the exercise relieves the tension from my body. By the time I finish, my mind is able to refocus and I feel more capable of dealing with whatever the issue was that stressed me out.
If you're feeling stressed, try to unwind for a while and see if it helps. Take a break and do something you like (jogging, sketching, shooting baskets). Turn on some great music - music that gives you hope and pumps you up, and then give your body time to calm down. Teens Finding Hope has added a station to Spotify if you are looking for some tunes. (See Link Below.)
Once you feel thoroughly distracted and refreshed, go back and see how you deal with things. You should find that calming yourself increases your ability to think and cope. If you're still felling stressed, then maybe it's time to reach out for advice. Remember, it's a sign of weakness to reach for help when facing large problems. It's a sign of being resilient.
Stay strong, friends. Here is the link to our Spotify playlist, for those of you who have an account: