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Sometimes I get really stressed out and just need a nap. Keep in mind, I'm seventeen. It seems like nobody my age that I know is busy like me. I have a job, people to take care of, school, an extra class afterschool and when I get home I do work non-stop. Plus I do volunteer work and I care for animals. Then I have friends who want to chill with me constantly and I just don't have the time. So what do you do when you're a little too busy? How do you handle it? I could use tips! Thanks.
Chayley Chayley 18-21, F 9 Answers Mar 13, 2012

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I work out/journal/pray/go to church/put in a comedy/ cry/ write down goals and dreams.

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you need to slow down before you burn out....cut back on somethings that aren't as important and you could also get your friends to voluteer with you.

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Naps are good. I love them.

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well i have a lot of stress in my life and what i do is i write down everything that is going on in my life and put downpros and cons for all of the above

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Its not easy in a full life with responsibilities. The good thing is that you noticed your overload. Sometimes setting your goals and having a clear payoff in mind helps keep us going when it gets tough. (eg, finishing school opens possibilities and options that others don't have.)

Taking time in a busy week to recover keeps you healthy. If volunteering keeps you sane because it gives energy, then continue it, otherwise maybe take a short break from it (a month or two) to make time to socialise - hanging out with friends also keeps you sane and develops opportunity for relationships. Balance sometimes needs compromise of optional things. Are you eligible for any payments as a carer if you help support someone at home? Good luck.

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Well, I have this thing. It's called a qARGflarb. The qARGflarb releases a gas that slowly makes me fade into a demeted yet enjoyable reality.

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think it over and, as far as you are able, set priorities. one priority needs to be you. some time for meditation or other form of renewal.

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Overeat 

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