Hello there! Thank you for being so kind as to think of what would de-stress me. I think I have different types of stress, one that comes with a situation and one that is always there to say “boo!” when I’m trying to feel at peace.
For the first one, I suppose not having a situation would be best, but I try to negotiate things with my teachers and make a schedule for taking tests (teachers not being to be there is another problem), or I simply do what I can instead of staying up and attempt to do more than my body can to only end up feeling worse and unable to complete any other tasks, and I just assume that. Other than that, reading something that engulfs me completely into a different world helps because my problems aren’t the priority anymore - if you focus on something other than yourself (that, at the moment, would only be defined by stress) then things will be well. Caressing my cats and watching something equally as enjoyable will also help. And oh! My clothes are scented with lavender, and the scent is lovely.
For my anxiety, medication could or could not help, but when I’m having trouble breathing it tends to be somewhere I cannot escape (like class), and for that I daydream or visit the toilet stalls and look at pictures on my phone or whatever I can carry there. Anxiety is hard to deal with, because it has the tendency of visiting you when you’re not at home and it’s not polite enough to wait.
And to a degree, stress is necessary - only to a degree. The rest could do without all of us, you know? Thank you for your kindness x