Here's How To Reduce Stress This School Season, According To Science

Get ready.

As the summer wraps up and September takes the lead, back-to-school season is in full force.

And while shopping for folders decorated with puppies or wide-ruled notebooks brings color-coordinated fun, it can also be overwhelming and stressful for parents, teachers, and students. 

Happify, a website and app that uses science-based activities to help us lead happier, healthier lives, has created an empowering infographic with tips to the ease the angst of going back to school — for students of all levels and parents alike.

From maintaining proper levels of sleep to shopping smart to helping students stay happy, read on for science-approved tips essential to this September.

Why are we so stressed?

And what can we do about it?

Good luck out there!

Cover photo via iStock / mikanaka