Are You Stressed?

Go to class. Do your homework. Find time to study. Take care of chores around the house. Take care of pets. Take care of the family. Go to work. Everyone has their own responsibilities, and sometimes life does get rough. Always remember that it is good to take time to relax or even go out and have fun. Your responsibilities cannot over take your life or you may
become stressed out. Stress can be hard to deal with, but it is manageable and there are many options to help relieve it.

First, if you are feeling stressed there are always counselors available to talk to. They may also be able to introduce stress relieving strategies that are fit for you. Counselors will also listen to you, and they will give you good advice. Some people use meditation and breathing exercises to relieve stress. Meditation and breathing exercises can be done anywhere at anytime which is convenient. Before you take a test, take a deep breath and let all of your stress go. Also, make sure you get enough sleep. Lack of sleep can aggravate stress. Try to get into normal sleeping habits. The average adult needs 7-8 hours of sleep every night. Do no overwhelm
yourself. Take on your tasks one step at a time, or at least do them in order of most important to least important tasks. Another stress relieving strategy is exercise. Exercise allows your mind to relax by not only increasing your endorphin levels but it can also distract your mind from your current stress. Over all, life can be stressful, but you can overcome your stress through multiple techniques just find the right one to help you.

– Emily, student blogger

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