Eastern Statesman

Student newspaper of Eastern Oklahoma State College

The sea of stress and how to keep swimming

By Krimson Followill, Staff Writer

Whether a student lives on or off-campus, there is surely some stress that comes along with continuing their education and starting a new chapter in their lives.

There are many ways a student can become stressed, such as assignments, teams/clubs they may participate in, a busy social life or lack thereof, relationships, struggling with finances, work outside of college, and even the transition from depending on someone else to being on their own.

If an individual is drowning in a sea of stress, there are many different life rafts one can utilize and keep their head above water. 

As a student myself, I understand all too well what it is like to be stressed out. However, I usually do 1 of 3 things depending on how I am feeling. I am feeling a little isolated, and I will gather up a friend or two and just go for a drive to talk to them about life. If I am not in a mood to be social, I will go on a jog to clear my head. Lastly, there is the ol’ reliable for any stressed student, A NAP.

Not all student are like me, however, so a few examples include, but are not limited to: 

Frequent exercise, mediation, calming breaths, listening to music, getting organized, healthy eating habits, taking up a hobby, spending time with close friends, getting adequate rest, hiking, yoga, reading, making time to relax alone, watching a movie, or if all else fails, find a secluded area and scream into the wind.

Every person is different in how they relieve their stress. It may take trying various approaches to find what suits them best.

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