Get rid of what's causing
the stress - if you can. For example, if your job is too stressful, maybe it's time to look for another. If the guy you're dating is causing you too much stress... well, check his expiration date, maybe it's time to move on.
Change your attitude toward what's causing the stress.
(Easy to write, harder to do). Write down what is
causing you stress and how you react to it. Then
take a nice deep belly-breath. Repeat the breaths three times.
Face up to what's causing the stress until it isnt
Avoid hassles. Identify the things that stress you
out and eliminate them or prepare yourself to cope
with them. Take a day off, that's what weekends
Pursue a new hobby or sport. Take time to do what
you enjoy, not what other people want or 'expect'
you to do. Start keeping a journal. Writing down
your thoughts and emotions can relieve a lot of
stress and also help you see your creative side.
If that fails, go shopping :-)
Don't deny or repress your emotions, this only compounds
stress. Don't be afraid to cry; crying can relieve
anxiety and let out bottled-up emotions.
Work on creating a stress-free place
in your home. Your room should be a safe stress-free
place for you to go to. Decorate it so you find
it calming, soothing and safe.
If you're a parent, make a space in the house that's YOUR area. Maybe you can turn part of a basement into a crafts, or painting, or yoga area.
Family and Friends. I hope everyone has at least one friend they can "unload" on. You might be close to a parent or clergy person. Everyone needs someone to talk to and lean on. If that doesn't work, try a girl's night out.
If you feel you simply cannot handle the stress
in your life, consider outside help. You may be
able to talk to a guidance counselor at school,
or you may want to consult a qualified counselor
or other practitioner who can help you handle your
problems and learn effective stress reduction techniques.
It is often beneficial to talk with someone who
can offer an objective response whether a trusted
friend or a professional counselor.
be afraid to try new ideas, like yoga,
or Tai Chi. Both are good for you
and you don't necessarily have to be a jock to do them or
benefit from them.
Chill for a bit every day also, even if you can only take 10 to 15 minutes. I think you will feel refreshed after a "time out" from the phone, computer and other people.