10 WAYS TO COPE WITH ANXIETY: Stress Management Tips


Please Note

All WholeHearted resources are housed on Teachers Pay Teachers (TPT). When you click on the button above, you will be directed to our store on TPT. If you don’t already have a TPT account, it’s free to sign up and anyone can join!


10 Tips for Dealing with Anxiety

Download our free stress management tips social emotional learning poster.  In particular, this pdf contains suggestions for ways to cope with anxiety.   In other words, to pay attention to the what anxiety might be telling you that you need right now.  Hang this printable poster up in your counseling office, classroom, hallway bulletin board or even refrigerator at home.  Perfect for use with middle and high school aged students.  Helpful for adults, too!

As illustrated in this resource…

Anxiety Might Be A Reminder To

  • Turn off the screen.
  • Focus on what is within your control.
  • Remember that not all thoughts are true.
  • Deal with something you have been avoiding.
  • Take a few (or many) slow, deep & focused breaths.
  • Check in and listen to your wise voice within.
  • Treat yourself with gentle loving kindness.
  • Exercise (this helps to burn off the stress hormone cortisol).
  • Get more sleep.
  • Simply notice that you are feeling anxiety, without judgment.

Working with kids and teens on anxiety and stress management tips?  There’s no better way to learn about coping strategies than through games.  We have several effective SEL resources that get young people engaged, including Coping with Anxiety Card Game and 50 Coping Tools for Kids lesson and worksheets.


We are incorporating SEL at our school and a lot of our students have anxiety this year as a result of covid and don’t know how to cope. The teachers and students really liked this resource and found it very helpful.

-Britanee M.

November 15, 2021, TPT Review

I have used this resource many times with students that I work with who are anxious. It is a great resource for them to use and take with them as a reminder when they are at home or in the classroom.

-Amy H.

April 29, 2021, TPT Review