How to Manage Stress in College

College is the time in your life where you begin to figure out who you are and where your place is in the world. During these next few years you will learn to navigate new relationships and ultimately decide which career path you will choose. It is inevitable that you will feel “stressed out” during your college years, so finding ways to cope should be one of your top priorities. Getting the handle on stress NOW will help you deal with tough situations that will pop up throughout the rest of your life. This article will explain 10 ways to reduce stress and the impact of stress on your body!

“Stress occurs when your tension level exceeds your energy level, resulting in an overloaded feeling. “As long as our available energy exceeds our tension level, then we’re in an okay state,” Dr. Forbes says. “But if energy is low and tensions are higher, then that can result in a state of anxiety, depression, and feeling overwhelmed.”

From College Life: 10 Ways to Reduce Stress by Jennifer Acosta Scott