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August 25, 2012

Teenhood Today: Stress, UGGGHHH, and raw spaghetti

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You’ll start worrying about how you’re going to finish the speech you were asked to write, when you will study for the upcoming   test, what your best friend was saying about you behind your back, how you’re going to memorize the Declaration of Independence,   if you’re going to make it home in time for dinner, if your pet sloth is eating your pet mango, what the topic of your essay   is going to be about … etc.
Eventually you will experience a little thing I like to call UGGGHHH!!!! It’s a mixture of a killer headache, five tablespoons   of stomachache, a dash of bruised ego, five cups of short temper and one teaspoon of melted confidence. 
When you put too much on your plate, your body will literally go into overdrive. You won’t be the same person. You’ll lose   sleep over matters that really don’t need to be worried about. You’ll become angry with people for saying, “Good morning,”   and say things that you really don’t mean to or about your friends and family.
That one extra activity is not worth it!   
Are you experiencing UGGGHHH? Try looking at all problems as temporary and solvable. Reduce the amount of stuff you’re doing.
And most importantly, look beyond the here and now. “The sun will come out, tomorrow” (Annie). Believe me, you won’t always   be stressed.
Miriam A. Thurber
is a rising sophomore at Unatego Central School. ‘Teen Talk’ columns can be found at www.thedailystar.com/teentalk.

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