The Importance Of Stression Into College

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Since starting college, I’ve had to “grow up” in more ways than one. Although I had viewed myself as a pretty mature individual and thought I had the ability to cope with many issues or troubles. The transition into college has revealed a lot of things, and has changed my personal life and the relationships I have with others. My stressors, Family Life, Financial Concerns and School, have really put a test to my emotional and mental well-being. My first main stressor, Family Life, is one that has quickly begun to change and re-adapt as I have become a student in college. My parents recently announced that they were going to be getting a divorce, which was a great shock to my family. Since hearing the news, I’ve experienced a range of emotions, …show more content…
With multiple classes having high student input requirements (like papers, exegeticals, etc.), homework, and other assignments, I find myself becoming frazzled and just stressed/distressed overall. I have found that these emotions are very prominent when I start thinking about anything that I need to complete for my classes or when I am trying to complete a certain number of tasks in a day. I have found that this this isn’t caused by lack of time management skills or lack of organization. I just become overly stressed and agitated which causes my production to decrease. Studies have shown that this feeling of distress can go on to cause depression, an individual can develop an anxiety disorder, and cause individuals to have social disinterest and relationship problems. Chronic stress as a primary form of response to a problem or event is also linked to problems in brain development, and can also instill negative character traits, like …show more content…
As stated in Peter Walters’ and John Byl’s Book Christian Paths to Health and Wellness, unrelieved or unmanaged stress eventually destroys a person. Therefore, is it important for me to develop a plan so I can live a healthy and low-stress life. The first thing I will start doing is Refocusing. Refocusing is the act of changing your outlook from one that is negative and always reflecting on the bad things in a situation to one that looks at the positive and good things in a situation. While practicing this, I can keep the bible passage, Philippians 4:8, in mind, which says “Finally, beloved, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.”. I will use this practice so I don’t go into a state of only dwelling on negative issues in my life instead looking at all the good things that surround me in my situation. The second practice that I will use in my daily life is Exercise. I find that when I exercise, I also destress and relax, going into a very focused mindset and outlook. I will use exercise as a de-stressing tool whenever I notice myself becoming overrun with issues and emotions that I allow to control my life. Through this, I hope to be able to

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