A psychology teacher’s GENIUS guide to coping with stress – which he specially designed for his students – has resonated with people worldwide after one of his students tweeted the document.
Earlier this month Oxnard, California high school student Alina Ramirez, tweeted a list of ‘101 Ways to Cope with Stress’ that her psychology teacher Brett Phillips had given to her class.
The techniques are unexpectedly simple, easy and practical.
Ramirez told Buzzfeed her teacher Brett Phillips understands the level of stress his students are under and that his list of advice for preventing and dealing with stressful situations has been very helpful for the high school senior and her classmates.
“He knows how stressed we are with school, sports, work, and life in general, so he gave us the paper to help us, and just to have in case we are stressed,” she says.
The list is a mix of practical, abstract and silly advice.
For example: number one is “Get up 15 minutes earlier”, number 38 is “Stop thinking tomorrow will be a better today”, and number 83 is “Play patty cake with a toddler”.