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Stressed Out?

April 25, 2013 by

Are you Stressed Out? It is the end of the semester so most likely the answer is YES!!!! Stress is a natural part of life so it is okay to experience some positive and negative stressors. Stress is defined as a response to a demand that is placed upon you. There are also manydifferent responses to stress. For example, there can be physical symptoms such as headaches or fatigue; emotional, such as fear or sadness; and mntal, such as increased anxiety. stressed out

However, too much stress or chronic stress can cause problems that affect your health, academics, and relationships. Learning different strategies to deal with stress will help you lead an overall healthy lifestyle but can also help you succeed with your academic, professional, and personal goals.

Here are a few suggestions on managing your stress:

 Attitude is Everything! The way you think about things can make all the difference in how you react to events. In this section, we explore how you can change the way you think in order to reduce stress.

Learn to Plan: Prioritize and take on projects one at a time. Improving time management skills helps to manage overall stress.

Take care of yourself, including sleep, nutrition, and physical activity.

Try to avoid the use of negative coping strategies including turning to alcohol, medications or tobacco use.

Learn and practice relaxation techniques, such as deep breathing, meditation, and imagery.

Some information compiled from www.uhs.uga.edu/stress and www.life.iupui.edu/caps

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