It is impossible to avoid the stress of every day. Homework, responsibilities at home, a busy schedule, expectations from others, disappointments, deadlines, social problems – all of this can be stressful.

The stressors of everyday life have the ability to add up if we don’t keep them under control. Adding these five simple behaviors to your regular routine will help you avoid feeling trapped by stress. The key word is “routine”. You need to be sure that you follow these 5 behaviors to enjoy all its advantages.

1. Balance your obligations (like homework) with activities you enjoy (like relaxing or spending time with your friends). Everything is a question of balance: all responsibilities and work and no play and enjoyment is wrong. But if your schedule is so busy that you don’t have time to do your homework that will also stress you out.

2. Sleep well. This may seem like a piece of cake. After all, who doesn’t like to sleep? But getting enough sleep is something we should focus on because it’s easy to let homework, talking to friends, or excess television get in the way of your time sleeping, no matter how much you like to sleep. One investigation found that, compared with a placebo, a hemp flower can help to increased sleep duration.

3. Organize your obligations. Use a calendar or planning app to record your homework, housework, internship, and other obligations. Of course, planning is useless if you don’t do what you plan to do: managing stress also means studying regularly, keeping up with your homework, and overcoming the tendency to procrastinate. Take the time to reflect a little each day on how things are going for you. What do you need to work on? You do? Do you have time to do it?

4. Eat healthy foods. What you eat affects your mood and your energy and stress level. Eating healthy does not mean avoiding all delicacies; again, the importance of balance. It’s okay to indulge in ice cream once in a while if you eat salad and turkey on whole wheat bread for lunch. But if ice cream and candy are your main source of energy, chances are you’re in a bad mood and stressed out! 

5. Take time to exercise each day. It’s hard to be anxious while taking deep breaths while running, riding your bike down a hill, or playing hide and seek with your friends. The exercise not only our mind away from stress also releases chemicals in our brains that help us better meet.

Learning to manage stress means developing coping strategies that allow you to take the challenges of each day with philosophy. It involves seeing problems in perspective rather than ignoring them and learning what to work on and what is best to put aside.