“Stress is the trash of modern life- we all generate it, but if you
don’t dispose of it properly, it will pile up and overtake your life”
expert of this topic, the doctor Lily Cole affirms that we need stress in our
lives- it helps us stay alert and prepared for challenges. But when we feel
overwhelmed by pressure, stress becomes negative, and psychological and
study reveals that one third of American high school students and people in
their early 20s say they get badly stressed on a regular basis. Here are some
of the causes of their stress:
+ Romantic relationship
+ Conflicts with friends
+ Overload- too many commitments
+ Course work and exams
+ Deciding your future
is a testimony of the one girl that participated in the study.
Notes from a STRESSED-OUT STUDENT
positive. I always look on the bright side of things. But I’ve been at uni for
a year now and is it as cool as I’d thought it would be? In your dreams. If you
think living on your own at uni is easy- think again! Here’s my rundown of the
last twelve months.
I wish I’d done
should have said ‘no’ when my mate Aimee said, ‘Why don’t we both get a tattoo?
It’ll be laugh!
wish I’d gone to more lectures. Waking up late nearly every morning didn’t
help. And if I’d managed to get some early nights, I might have been more awake
during the day.
OK. If I’d studied more, I would have done better in my exams. But if I’d
studied all time, I wouldn’t have gone to gigs and parties!
I wish I hadn’t done
Well, parties aren’t always a good idea. I met this guy who was a dream! We
swapped mobile numbers. And then he didn’t call me. So, after five sleepless
nights I got in touch. Mistake! I shouldn’t have done that. Because if I hadn’t
sent him a text, his girlfriend wouldn’t have seen my message. (That’s right,
Dream Guy had a girlfriend, which is way out of line.) Then he told all his
mates (who told all my mates) that I was stalking him and wouldn’t leave him
only I hadn’t got that tattoo done on my arm. It’s a butterfly, so that’s
pretty. But my parents are going to go ballistic when they see it. I know just
what dad will say: ‘How can you get a serious job in business with a tattoo on
brings me to… I wish I hadn’t chosen to study Economics.
was I thinking about? It’s sooo complicated and boring. It does my head in. I
can’t even manage my own money!
the way, have I mentioned tattoo?
10 o’clock. So, what am I going to do now? I’m going to
go to a party have an early night.
Cole proposes a top stress buster:
+ Do exercise
+ Sleeping well
+ Listening to and making music
+ Reading a book or magazine
+ Eating well
+ Talking to your family
+ Seeing your friends
+ Planning your time
+ Relaxing techniques.