I was having trouble coming up with something to write about this week. This is a busy time of the semester as it is, and I am still fighting this foot injury. So I googled “stress” and I clicked on one of the links. The beginning of the article states, “We generally use the word “stress” when we feel that everything seems to have become too much – we are overloaded and wonder whether we really can cope with the pressures placed upon us.” I couldn’t have said it better myself.
…but what does that really mean?
Stress truly causes different reactions in everyone. For me, it means trouble sleeping, over eating, procrastination (avoidance), muscle tension, tension headaches. Which leads to irritability, weight gain, trouble keeping up with assignments, soreness, and just plain crabbiness. I once had shingles, which the doctor attributed to stress.
Not so fun.
Stress is a really controlling thing, so fight it back by taking control of it. Not everything can be controlled, I know, but a lot of it truly can. Help yourself to help yourself.
Here are some ways to help deal with stress. Find what works for you.