Personal Narrative: My Experience Of Stress

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My experience of stress can be best described as a rollercoaster, steadily climbing and once at the top it can plunge down and back up and to the left and to the right, almost as if the stress is controlling the ride. Stress has changed over the years as well. My early childhood life didn’t include the worry of life, but the concern of self. I grew up as a very shy individual and was constantly scared to talk or speak in many situations. I am not sure how or why I was a shy individual, but it was a big stressor during my early development. Athletics burst my social bobble and forced me to discover communicating with others’ was not as horrible as I had imagined it growing up. Athletics allowed for a release of stress, particularly when I focused …show more content…
At the same time I feel as if my school work load is so high I can never get ahead or feel on top of all my responsibilities in life. My first semester of graduate school had been rough, but I made it through and was very proud I had. However, throughout my first semester I had deeply cut my social relationship time with my partner and my friends, stopped going to the gym entirely, and lost the majority of my weekends to educational reading and assignments. I learned I needed to prepare and organize my time even more efficiently than I already did. For the second semester I sat down with my partner and planned out every single week from the food we were going to eat, events we were going to attend, dates we were going to go on, and workouts we were going to take part in. The second week of the semester I had 4 or 5 assignments due and a mountain of reading to accomplish, I had to cut out all of the plans my partner and I had set up for the week in order to complete my school work. Unfortunately, this has become a pattern for my second semester similarly to my first. I felt I would be able to management my time better and reduce my stress, but I wasn’t able to and felt as if I had added more stress to my plate from worrying about not being able to control the stressors I already

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