Many things happen to us in the course of a day, week, month, and a year. Some of the things are good, some of the things are bad, and others things fall in between. Identifying stress is important and then having a mechanism or activity you do to manage that stress is important, even critical to your physical, mental, and moral well being.
Ask the student's what the picture above means to them: Solicit their impressions.
Lets take a look at a video of Teens and Stress:
The video is presented from a parent's perspective so as young adults on the cusp of adulthood view this from both the parent-to-be and teenage child perspective.
Have the students put their heads down and close their eyes while seated at their desks and with the lights turned off. Before doing this they are instructed to think about the positive stressors and negative stressors in their lives, and how they manage or don't manage that stress. This will be used in the class discussion after the video.
1. What are your stressors?
2. What are some way you manage or could manage that stress?