Tips for Feeling Good

When you’re feeling down, tired, in a brain fog, try a few these quick pick-me-ups.


Exercise releases chemical in the brain called endorphins. Endorphins lift your mood, energize you, and may help you sleep better at night. The more you exercise, the better you will feel!

  • Take a brisk walk
  • Go on a bike ride with a friend
  • Dance to five of your favorite songs
  • Go swimming or play ball with friends


Laughing increases your breathing rate, muscular activity, heart rate and other body functions. When you laugh you feel better.

  • Read a funny book or the comics in your local newspaper
  • Watch a funny movie with a friend


Take several slow, deep breaths. This can lower your heart rate, calm you and give you perspective.

Eat Healthy

Good nutrition is important. Eat a variety of low-fat, healthy foods from each of the basic food groups.


The average teenager needs around 9.5 hours of sleep, according to the American Sleep Disorders Association.

  • Establish a reasonable and consistent time to wake up and go to sleep.
  • Establish a bedtime routine.
  • Keep caffeine intake in check.
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