California high school senior Alina Ramirez shared a photo on Twitter earlier this month of a list titled “101 Ways To Cope With Stress.”
The list was given to her by her Intro to Psychology teacher, Brett Phillips.
“He knows how stressed we are with school, sports, work, and life in general, so he gave us the paper to help us, and just to have in case we are stressed.”
From simple things like looking at art to more intense ones like screaming at a basketball game, it’s a list of great suggestions, and there’s definitely something for everyone.
The list suggests: exercising, taking a different route to work, freely praising others, humming a jingle, and much much more.
Alina was so inspired by the list, she decided to share it and people on Twitter absolutely loved the suggestions. Alina’s post has been retweeted over 20,000 times.
Mr. Phillips shared that he designed the curriculum for his psychology class so that the “Stress and Health” unit would come first in the school year as seniors are dealing with numerous stress factors during that time.
It’s the 10th year he’s been giving students his now-famous list.
Even Mr. Phillips does some of the things on the list himself.
“I do a lot of the things on the list to enjoy life more. Life’s short — too much stress will make it even shorter!”
We’ll definitely keep this list on hand. Thanks, Mr. Phillips! You can see the full list here.