How to Cope with Teen Angst
Until you grow up and become a mature adult, you’re bound to be stuck with teen angst. Don’t despair, though, it’s not a hopeless case. You can cope with it and find ways to deal with your changing moods and emotions.
Accept yourself. Accept that you’re a teenager with a body in havoc. Physical and mental changes are bound to cause emotional peaks and dips. This is normal, and your friends are going through the same process.
Divert heightened passion into worthy causes
Find an advocacy to support. Use all that passion brewing up inside you for something that can inspire and help others. By creating impact in other people’s lives, your own life becomes more meaningful and you learn to love yourself better.
Veer away from stereotypes
You don’t have to go through the rebel teen stage at all. You can bear with all that hormonal turbulence without having to switch personalities. Your crazy teen years will come to pass. With your teen years much shorter compared to the rest of your life, do your utmost to avoid making rash decisions that can negatively affect your future.
Even if you feel that no one—not even your own family—can understand you, seek guidance. Find a responsible adult you can freely communicate with. Express your thoughts and voice your concerns. It’s fine to seek the help of a psychiatrist if you are struggling with your thoughts and emotions.
Having someone to help you process and manage your emotions can save you from a future full of regrets for wrong decisions you made in your teens.
Getting enough good sleep can thwart mood swings and feelings of lethargy. But then, insomnia is also one of the signs of teen angst. To improve the quality of your sleep, get some exercise even if you don’t feel like it. Exercising not only burns calories but also burns through anxiety, frustration, and anger. It also releases endorphins, the happy hormones that can help you cope with teen angst better.