Stress management is something we as people should take a lot more seriously than we really do. We all need a certain amount of stress in our lives. No stress is just as unhealthy as too much stress. Just the right amount of stress is called Eustress. Eustress is a healthy stressor because it helps to keep us motivated. Unhealthy stress is called Distress. Distress is unhealthy because it can cause all sorts of health problems such as anxiety attacks or high blood pressure. There are two different kinds of stressors, an internal stressor and an External stressor. An internal stressor is self-generated stress. For example, spending more money than you have therefore getting yourself into debt, or procrastination. An external stressor is something that stresses you out that you have no control over. For example, sick or dying relatives or your car breaking down.
Since most of the stress we suffer from is internal distress we usually think that it’s something that a pill can fix. Did you know that according to the centers for disease control and prevention, 80% of health care is spent on stress related disorders every year? You can easily avoid going to the doctors due to a stress-related disorder by simply learning to manage or relieve your stress. This is very important for students because stress will cause a vicious cycle of unhealthy behavior patterns. Once you become distressed it can cause sleeping disorders, unhealthy eating patterns, and immune deficiency. These will all cause a student to become quite unproductive in their studies.
Here are some stress management strategies that one can implement quickly; Exercise regularly, nothing beats aerobic exercise for relieving stress. The stress reaction in the body consists of tightened muscles, increased heart rate, increased blood pressure, and heavier breathing. The result is our bodies go into a state of high energy but there is usually no place for that...