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Your Answers: What do you do to de-stress?

Taking the time to relax after a stressful day can significantly improve your mental health. We want to know: “what do you do to de-stress?”


What I do to de-stress is play my favorite sport softball. I like to hit the ball and get all my anger out. It is also very calming at the same time. Softball you can de-stress with your friends. That is how I like to de-stress.

— Jaelynn, Cloverleaf Elementary School, Seville

Every other thursday I go to my therapist and we play a ton of games together but we always play uno and that is our favorite one to play together.

—Lola, Summit Elementary

What I do to de-stress is I take deep breaths and step away from the situation and think happy thoughts. I think it really help to get rid of stress and to be calm. That is what I do to de-stress.

— Giada, Crestview elementary School, Brunswick


What I do to de stress is I go in my bedroom and sit on my bed and take ten deep breaths and imagine I am at a waterfall or in a forest. If I still have some stress I pet my dog because she is really calm and her soft fur really helps me calm down.

— Riley, Ayer Elementary

Dear News Depth,

We have been working really hard in school all year, and we just had an extra review before the the Ohio State Tests.  To destress, our fourth grade teachers took us on a field trip to the Ohio Statehouse and the Topiary Garden at Old Deaf School Park in Columbus.  It is amazing that the bushes are designed as figures from Georges Seurat's 1884 painting, A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte.  It was a lot of fun!

— 4rd graders at Evening Street Elementary School