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Remedies for Stress

  Remedies for Stress  It’s no surprise that high school can be “high stress.” Oftentimes, when we think about school, stress comes to the forefront of our minds; the to-do list is always daunting and never-ending.  The long-term impacts of stress on the body and mind are only exacerbated by an increasingly achievement-oriented culture. In fact, the current body of evidence relates the pressure to excel academically with high levels of chronic anxiety and depression in students (read this New York Times article if you’re interested!). Elevated stress levels for prolonged periods of time can detrimentally harm our immune system and mental health. That’s why it’s so important to take care of your health, both physically and mentally!  Here are some helpful remedies for stress that I’ve incorporated into my daily routine:  Meditation  Mindfulness is perhaps one of the most effective ways to combat stress. For starters, there are plenty of guided meditations available on the Calm app and

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