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Stress and How to Manage It

April 10, 2015 in Alive Campus, Health

StressWe’ve all been overwhelmed time and again. I myself get overwhelmed what seems like a majority of the time. Sometimes, I feel like all I ever am is stressed out. We’re all college students, who, let’s face it, are broke and trying to figure out what we want to do with our lives and the stress just seems to pile up. The important thing to remember is to not let it build up to where you don’t see a way out. You have to be able to manage your stress or otherwise you will not be able to function, well unless you are a superhero or something.

It is important to make time for yourself each and every day and I know this can be hard to do with our schedules, especially for those who are trying to raise a family, working more than one job, or going to a military college. Time is limited and time is our enemy, but if you continue on an overloaded schedule then you might lose time. By simply taking 30 minutes out of your day to do something you enjoy or taking a nap does wonders to your health both emotionally and physically. Our bodies are not meant to be going on a never ending schedule because they will eventually break down and then you won’t have any time to do your work or everything else you were doing on your overloaded schedule.

Additionally, you must manage and prioritize your schedule as well. This allows you to realize that you have so many hours within the day and you must pick and choose what you are able to do within that day. However, just make sure you do not over schedule yourself because then there was no point in making a schedule in the first place. You make a schedule so you can keep track of time and not stress yourself out.

Consequently, there will come a time, maybe more than once, that you will get stressed out. This is when you need to take time for yourself and relieve that stress. There are many different things you can do to relieve stress and crying is one of them. Not many people like to admit it, especially guys, but crying is a good stress reliever. It releases everything that you might have been feeling and leaves you feeling relieved and unfortunately tired afterwards. Other things you might consider are going for a run. Exercising is a great stress reliever also, or maybe you already know what works for you. Either way, find your outlet and let it all out. You will feel better in the end, even though you might not think so.

Overall, stress is something everyone deals with. It doesn’t matter who you are or what you do, because everyone has their breaking point. The point is to make sure you know what to do when you have that breaking point. Simply step away from the situation and re-group. We all need those moments and it doesn’t make us weak by any means, it simply makes us human.