How To Handle Stress During College

What is Stress?

Stress is when you feel worried or tensed about something. This worry can make you feel bad, you can feel angry, frustrated, scared or tired etc. It causes bodily tension; you cannot function properly. Stress can be either external or internal. 

What Ways Can Children Face Stress?

Stress is something which cannot be spoken about. You can feel stress when you find yourself indulging in some abnormal activity for example- like sleeping a lot, trying to move away from people, feeling lonely or not allowing yourself to socialise that much. There are different ways a child can react to stress. It is very important for the parents as well as students to notice such activities at an early stage to avoid serious consequences of the same.

Children can go through different kinds of stress and are affected differently; their bodies act differently to it. Some of the things students commonly cite as causes of stress include:

  • Examination 
  • Deadlines 
  • Returning to studies 
  • Poor housing
  • Noise
  • Out of control debt 
  • Balancing the demands of a family with study 
  • Parents or problems at home 

How Too Much Stress Affects Us?

Physically

Physical Effects
  • The heart pumps faster
  • Making the heart pound and blood pressure rise
  • Blood pressure rise
  • Some experience palpitations
  • Muscle tension increases 
  • Headache 
  • Dizziness 

Mentally 

  • Too much thinking and confused 
  • Thinking becomes focussed on worrying 
  • Become preoccupied with problems
  • Harder to become decisions or find solutions to problems

Emotionally 

  • Feel irritated 
  • Impatient
  • Anger
  • Frustration
  • Panic 
  • Hopelessness 
  • Anxiety 

How to Avoid Stress ?

  • Look After Yourself 
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Give yourself time, take care of yourself. Try to spend more time. Choose what you enjoy to do. Pamper yourself and avoid taking stress. Engage yourself in activities and avoid over thinking. 

  • Confront the Problem 

Look at the problem carefully, try to talk to people and don’t avoid and run away from your problem. Try to get help and get assistance from a psychologist. Don’t leave things to the last moment that is the major source of stress. Think about why you are finding it hard to get started. Don’t be of the fear of getting judged, or fear of failing. 

  • Do Yoga 

Do yoga regularly and try to engage yourself in yoga, try to relax yourself, set a routine for yourself initially you will have to push yourself then eventually you would love the practice.

  • Organize yourself 

Try to set a routine for yourself, done leave things for the end moment. Try to organize yourself and, try to set a planner in order to get your thoughts straight and take in a chill pill to avoid the chaos that might be taking place around you currently.

  • Eat well

Well-balanced diet will help you feel better in general. It may also help control your moods. your meal should be full of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and lean proteins for energy and don’t skip any. It’s not good for you and can’t put you in a bad mood which can actually increase your stress.

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