How to Manage Stress

Some steps to dealing with stress.
In this article, you will get to know some ways to cope with more common student stressors.

Stress

It’s a state of mental strain, emotional strain, or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances. Levels of stress and how they affect people vary from person to person, as do the treatments. Managing stress isn’t easy as one might think, everyone deals with stress differently. If you have stress, you may not even know what could be causing it. Various things play into it. 

Some more common causes of student stress are:

  • Money
  • Social Life
  • Course workload
  • Family
  • Workplace
  • Personal Life

Here are some pointers to start you in the right direction:

  • Keep Yourself Active.

    The best way is to do it actively rather than inactively. Don’t just sit around and surf the internet or watch television. Keep your brain proactive! Some physical activity such as going outside for a walk or exercising could help you out. If your not that kind of person, maybe socializing with your friends will suffice.

 

  • Keep Yourself Healthy.

    Simply doing healthy things will keep you healthy. Exercise is one of these things. This also means sleeping the recommended 8 hours of sleep as a minimum and having a balanced meal plan.

 

  • Set some time asideIf you feel that you are falling behind on your personal projects, making some time for yourself may help if you. Organizing yourself and prioritizing will also help you do the things you enjoy. Have a mindset of “work before play”, and “light at the end of the tunnel”. This should be good motivators for you to work hard so you can rest easy after

 

If you want to do more research on stress and how to resolve it, I’d suggest heading over to Stress.org. There is plenty of information there.