Not only is it normal to experience stress, it is essential to our daily functioning. Stress is not an event, but rather your body’s response to a demand placed upon it. How you respond to stress will determine how you manage the many challenges in life.
Stress can be positive or negative. Positive stress, for example, created by a deadline to finish a paper, can motivate you to finish an assignment on time. Negative stress feels out-of-control and overwhelming. Too much negative stress can be harmful to your health and well-being; too little stress can lead to apathy and fatigue.
Depending on how stress affects you, you may need to learn new skills for balancing your personal, school, and work lives.
Beat stress with these useful skills:
If you have tried managing the challenges and demands of your life, but need extra help, reach out and ask for it. Sometimes talking about problems with a neutral person can help bring clarity, find direction, and explore solutions.
For further information or help, visit the suggested websites and read through the material or visit the Health Center, Bldg. 67B and request personal counseling to speak with a mental health therapist.
Stress Affect: www.stressaffect.com/
Stress Focus: www.stressfocus.com/
Half Of Us: www.halfofus.com/