Try to figure out the feelings you are having.
You could write them down and make a list or just list them in your head. If you are having trouble figuring out your feelings check out the Feelings Poster:
Next, ask yourself:
- How often do you feel like this? Are you angry, sad or worried? How much of every day do you spend feeling like this?
- Do you have trouble sleeping because of feelings you are having? Every night, or just sometimes?
- Do these feelings only happen at home? At school? With a certain friend or group?
- Does the feeling come after a certain event – like when adults have problems or you fight with a friend?
You might have other stresses not listed here – take a moment to think about what is stressing you, and if it is happening a lot.
Figuring out the answers to these questions will help you get started.