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Lindsey Patterson

5 Ways To Cope For Struggling Teens

3 min read

Being a teenager, especially in these modern times can be very hard. Not only are teen bodies filled with raging hormones they are also still learning a sense of what is right and what is wrong. Learning to cope as a struggling teen can seem overwhelming however there are many things that can be done to lessen the burden. Below are just a few ways to help cope better as a struggling teen.

 

Get Involved

 

One of the best things you can do as a struggling teen is get involved. Although many turn towards sports and athletics that is not the only option for teens. There are drawing, acting, singing, instruments, writing and a variety of other different clubs and activities. Getting involved not only helps teens to be more social but also helps them to find an interest and a passion for something.

 

Exercise

 

Many teens are unaware of the importance of exercising. Regularly exercising is not only a good way to stay in shape, it is also a great way to ease the mind. Exercise helps release endorphins which helps you to be happier and more positive person. Exercise also helps to build endurance and energy levels.

Different Forms Of Therapy

 

When most people hear the word therapy they automatically think of one version of therapy. Sitting down speaking to someone usually in a private setting perhaps with a psychologist or a psychiatrist. While this type of therapy has been proven to work for many individuals not everyone benefits from this type of therapy. Some teens may benefit from art therapy or perhaps even family therapy. Other teens may prosper with behavioral therapy or even Wilderness therapy Utah which aims to challenge teens to look at life with A new perspective. 

 

Work

 

Typically in the US teens only need to be around 16 years old to get their first job. Not only does working help to give teens a sense of responsibility but it also allows them to become independent and make their own money. Work is especially a great idea for teens who are struggling to cope as it gives them some stability and discipline.

 

Eat And Sleep Right

 

Eating and sleeping are both very important to teens. Not only do both help them to grow and develop but they can both also contribute to their physical and mental health. Getting inadequate amounts of sleep can cause teens to be tired, groggy and possibly even angry. Eating foods that may be harmful to them such as over-processed and over sugary foods may be contributing to lack of energy or even brain fog. Be sure teens are getting at least 8 to 10 hours of peaceful sleep every night and are fueled with whole foods such as fruits and vegetables.

 

Over all these are just a few of the things teens can do to help cope with struggles. The most important thing is to try to stay active and immerse teens in a variety of different activities and sports, get adequate sleep and eat a well balanced diet.