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What Stresses You? 5 Worries and How to Fix Them

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Sister bugging you? Having a hard time at school? Life is tough sometimes. You can’t always get along with everyone. And sometimes you have to do things you don't like. But how you handle those situations is what really matters. You have more control than you think.

When you worry, it can make it hard to pay attention to stuff that's important. You might have trouble sleeping and be tired all the time. That can mean you don't have the energy to meet up with friends to play outside. Stress can mean you might not feel like doing homework or cleaning your room. Or you might want to veg out and eat a lot of junk food. None of that's good.

So how can you keep worries away and learn how to handle tough stuff in a healthy way? Here are some tough situations kids often have trouble with and ways to deal with things.

I have so much homework every day. I feel like I can't get it all done. What should I do?

After a long day at school, it's hard to come home knowing you have a ton of homework waiting in your backpack. But it happens, so you gotta deal with it.

Give yourself a short break from the books by doing something physical as soon as you get home. Shoot some hoops, run around the block, jump rope, or put on some music and dance.

When you’re done, you'll feel more awake, focused, and have more energy to tackle the work. In fact, 20 minutes of exercise can get your brain juices pumping, which can make your assignments easier and could actually help you get them done faster.

If your homework really is way too much, talk to your parents. Maybe they can speak with your teachers and figure out how to fix things. Some teachers will work with you if they know you're having problems. If not, maybe you can get some after-school help.

Also, ask yourself if you're making the best use of your time at school. Sometimes the more you can get done in school, the less work you'll have when you get home.

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