Stress Management for Young People & Gen-Z
People of all ages are stressed all around the world. Even though the internet is a source of concern for today's teens and young adults, it also serves as an antidote. Gen Z uses the internet to unwind and express themselves creatively.
What we learned about this topic in the recent Youth Decoded study is as follows:
Stress and loneliness are prevalent, amplified by the digital world's always "on." Even though Gen Z is constantly connected to everyone they know, they still struggle to form deeper, physical bonds. Many young people say they are stressed (64 percent), lonely (49 percent), and have more anxiety than someone their age should have (61 percent ). There's a lot of pressure to stay on top of social media, with 55% admitting it consumes too much of their time.
Self-care is a priority for Generation Z. The good news is that they are still figuring out how to deal with it. This generation is more aware of mental health issues and is more open about discussing them than earlier generations of kids, which is helping to reduce stigma. One of the reasons why mental health concerns are so prevalent in today's society is that young people now have the language and means to talk about it in a new way. They consider themselves resilient (81 percent) and believe they are improving their stress management skills. Daily getaways such as music, TV, gaming, and hobbies are vital for stress relief.
Rather than unplugging, Gen Z is seeking out – and creating – safe zones of quiet on the internet. Digital detoxing is frequently regarded as a stress-relieving strategy. However, for today's youth, being online is so ingrained in their lives that being away from it can be difficult. Only 24% of Gen Z said they've done a digital detox in the recent few months, preferring instead to seek out places of peace online. More than half (54%) have used an app to help them relax, and 36% have used an app to help them restrict their screen usage.
Creativity is a coping mechanism for them, as well as a means of communication. Gen Z can de-stress by expressing themselves through technology. Everything they do, including how they communicate, is infused with creativity. Four out of five young people say they utilize visual communication daily, and three-quarters say they engage in creative apps and online activities. Whether it's playing with filters or generating memes, editing videos, or recording music, they're taking advantage of all the options available to them.
Here are 5 Tips to Manage Your Stress:
1. Weekly Digital Detox
2. Travelling around your city
3. Going out to Shop Something New
4. Chilling with Family and Friends
5. Finding out a side hustle