• nutritious • out of hand • overwhelmed
• essential • lighten the load • relieve
• grin and bear it • keep things in perspective
Coping with School
What with heavy workloads and pressure to get good grades, many teens today feel 1) overwhelmed Some try to 2) grin and bear it but stress affects their health all the same. Learning how to manage stress and maintain a 3) positive attitude is crucial. But what are the ways teens can beat those feelings of stress? Well, to begin with, teens can learn time-management skills. Time-management is 4) essential if last-minute exam cramming and assignment panic is to be avoided. Secondly, busy teens should think of ways to 5) lighten the load For example, those with part-time jobs or a lot of extracurricular activities should seriously consider dropping some of them around exam time. Thirdly, teens should pay attention to their health.
6 ) nutritious meals and adequate sleep are stress-busters! Exercise too should not be forgotten. Working-out is a great way to deal with tense muscles and 7) relieve stress. Finally, teens should realize that there is never a need for things to get 8) out of hand Parents, teachers, guidance counselors and friends are all there to help and provide support. Often, simply a talk with a loved one is all it takes to relieve stress and 9) keep things in perspective!