The types of stress and how to manage them.


The dictionary definition of stress is the body’s reaction to a change that requires a physical, mental or emotional adjustment or response. The type of stress that usually comes from college students is stress that comes from a person when they are angered, depressed, or frustrated. These can interfere with your school work, time management, and social life. The symptoms are overall irritability, insecurity, nervousness, social withdrawal, loss of appetite, insomnia, migraine, and exhaustion. So it is essential to deal with stress quickly, and in a way that doesn’t harm you or your body.

There are many ways that you can deal with stress, both good and bad ways. Examples of ways that harm your body and are not as likely to help you are anything from consuming illegal drugs (marijuana cocaine, crystal meth, etc.), damaging your body (ex: cutting one’s own wrist), or consuming alcohol (which usually leads to depression). The correct ways of dealing with stress are more likely to help you overcome, and do not harm your body at well. Some great ways to manage stress are to work out, vent to a friend or therapist, humor, or do anything that makes you happy in general like a hot shower, or a nice walk.

Remember that stress can lead to depression which can lead to undesirable or harmful effects which won’t only affect you, but those who care about you. If you have a friend or loved one that is dealing with stress you can help by taking them out somewhere out nice, making them laugh, and plain just making them happy.

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