9 Ways to deal with stress for a student

So, over the last few weeks it seems that everything that can go wrong has once again gone wrong.  Do others often feel this way in their lives?  I have found that there are many people out there that often seem to be overwhelmed by the stress in their lives and often don’t know how to cope with that type of anxiety.   I have gone through some major events over the last few weeks and often found myself asking the same question.  It seemed that no matter what I did I seemed to find a way to make my solution more difficult than it was, before I began to think.  Then the next thing that usually happens is that you speak because you forgot to think about what it was you were going to say.  Hence, you end up in situations that can often be avoided and, instead, could have originally implemented a solution without too much exertion of physical/intellectual effort.

The article that I found was by a blogger who either has been in school or knows very intimately about the subject.  It starts off by discussing the many levels of demands on students and how they quickly become overwhelmed by assignments and test.  The article helps give students nine different ways of coping with stress and how these simple actions can truly help reduce the level of stress on a student during their college career.

Please let me know if you found this article useful and if there is anything else you would like to add.  Thank you and hope to hear from you in the future.

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Stress from a test and with a pointer or two….

As I go through the years it never seems to fail me that I ALWAYS have a huge amount of stress leading up to an exam.  I have heard many things during my lifetime about how to remain calm during the moments before a test, but it never works.  Especially like the last two hours before the exam, actually takes place.  I get sweaty hands, grind my teeth and simply can’t seem to sit still.  In fact, the funny thing about it is that if I study in public, than I need to find a hiding place because I often look a guy who has been pumped full of some form of drug or  “amphetamine” .

The feeling of stress is a universal, at least I think it should be, attribute amongst a majority of students while attending college.  There can be many different forms of relief that can assist with the lessening of stress such as yoga, walking or simply working out.  Anything that helps the person forget about their current issues and problematic situations can help reduce the sensation of stress amongst the individual.

Some of the most helpful things that I do to relieve stress is very slowly taking deep breaths and then letting then out through your nostrils.  Also, I like to lie down and stretch my toes and slowly begin to stretch the rest of my body; until all of my extremities are pointed outwards and extended.  This seems to really help relieve the tension within the muscles.  Although, if you want to avoid all of that and get straight to the point; than you can go  find the attraction of another and engage in some good ol’ fashion wrestling, only after engaging in a game of “optional clothing poker”.

If you find anything about my blog this week to be interesting or have ideas of your own please let me know.  Don’t forget to follow me on Twitter and enjoy your stress free day!

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Stress…Learning to Manage

Stress is the key ingredient to everyone’s chaos in their lives.  It can cause people to lose their minds and sometimes even cause major health complications. However, stress does not need to take over your lives and control everything that you do on a daily basis.  There are many different techniques that can be used to help control the anxiety that comes from stress as well.   Here is an example of what I did this weekend to help with my stress overload.

So when I started this weekend I had all of these great plans and things I was going to accomplish.  These tasks were set up in my daily calendar and prioritized by their importance.  This helps allow me the opportunity to see what is important and what it is that can be put off for another day.  Then I also take my task and put an approximate amount of time it will take to complete each one of them.  If I begin to fall behind by having the amount of time written next to it allows me a better overview for the next few days.  These are only a few of my strategies on what helps me get through the rough spots and how I try to manage my stress levels.

I recently found an article that had a few very good recommendations that described how to manage stress at a business.  The title was “Stress-Busting for Small Business Owners” and felt it offered many good ideas.  People often handle their stress in many different manners and this is only one of those avenues.

If you have any ideas or would like to comment please feel free to leave a response.  Thank you for taking the time to read my blog and I hope to receive your feedback as well!

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Stress and some tips

Stress can be described in a multitude of different ways and have a number of different effects on a person.  Those effects can range from the obvious physical to the unobvious of emotional damage.  The way people handle these stresses also varies greatly and be handled in different ways that are dependent on each person individually.

The harsh realization is that people are going to have to endure stress whether they like or not.  The monthly rent, the monthly power bill and the constant nagging of the neighbor is never going to stop and we as each citizens are going to have to learn to deal with it regardless.

I have found another good article that discusses some of the simple things a person can try and relieve some of their daily stressors.  This can range from something as simple as learning to think more positively, too, trying to breathe and smile a little more.

It is said that something as small as smiling can help a person change their mindset and help change their overall outlook at that particular moment in time.  Also, another interesting point they bring up is that exercise is good to help relieve stress, but don’t push it too far.  Try to extend the muscles and slowly bring the tension levels down from within the internal body.

If you find anything about my blog this week to be interesting or have ideas of your own please let me know.  Don’t forget to follow me on Twitter and enjoy your stress free day!

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A new beginning to my blog….learning to manage

So I can’t even count how many of these blogs I have now written and I still have no clue …what I am doing!  I have asked for help and also, I have talked to others that seem to have this whole thing down.  As I go, the one theme seems to be; writing about something you are passionate about.  The problem is…I don’t really have a true passion in my life, other than my dogs.  My dogs are my life, but that is far from different when you have to write about something that holds a seemly substantial meaning to you or fundamental value?  I don’t know…I kind of have all and in between; too often than not, I let others know of these passions and values.

I started with the idea of writing about success and adversity.  Maybe this is because these things seem to fit, so well, into my overall life.  Well, I have tried that for a few weeks now and that isn’t working out.. at all.  I seem to be creating content that is worse, that it was the time before.  Then it hit me, or maybe I hit myself.  Either or, I think I might have figured it out.  Throughout the duration of my short time on this planet, I seem to always find myself in some predicament, that I didn’t need to be in.  It was always self-induced and unfortunately, usually deserved.  I seemed to always have to voice my opinion or let others know how I felt.  Well..that didn’t always end so well.  This time, it happened again.  I seemed to put my foot right in my mouth again.

I have continued to pride myself through my life for being a stand-up guy that had a back bone of steel and would give it all; for the need of another.  However, I seem to always go about it wrong.  The common denominator seems to be learning how to breathe and just …RELAX.  I can’t say whether any of my blogs will ever be good or ever contain content, but I think I can finally begin to find the things I am passionate about.  I have always lacked creativity and am now even more aware of that than I was before.  However, through the last few weeks I have attempted to write about an area of my life I was uncomfortable about and failed miserably.  So…I think rather than write about the adversity and success of life and mine…I would rather develop the skills necessary to get you through those areas and learn to relax.  Hopefully, I can begin to discuss the things that cause people to lose their cool and some of the many things available that can help a person learn how to tame their intentions.  Thus, allowing the true sincerity of their intentions to show and the respect to be earned along the way….

Adversity or Success- The Pistorius Case

I have spent the last few blogs attempting to get a good grip on my site, but have yet to produce some solid material.  I have been wandering around with the idea of adversity and how it seemed to play into my life.  Additionally, I have also toyed with the opposite of adversity, which is inherently success.  Both of these terms seem to go hand-in-hand and contribute to some form of personal accounts in each of our lives.

The term adversity can be defined in many different ways, but ultimately I find the best definition to come from an academic journal titled “Adversity, Stress, and Psychopathology”.  The journal describes the term as “a state of grave or persistent misfortune”.  Whereas, its counterpart success can easily be described as any situation that exceeds a person’s goals or expectations.   I find that these terms seem to directly coincide in everyday activities and it is hard to appreciate one without the other.  For in my own life I would not know the feeling of great success, if I had not experienced some form of failure that allowed me to appreciate such a great sensation.  However, often in life these two events can be flip-flopped with one another very quickly and, inevitably, altering a person’s life in one extreme or the other.

This is exactly what has occurred in recent events in the life of a known Olympian, Oscar Pistorius.  He had worked his entire life to become an athlete and to make his country proud by representing them in the Olympics.  However, he has had some major events take place that has jeopardized not only his future career, but ultimately his life.  He has been accused of being involved in the death of his girlfriend and is now at risk of losing it all.  It just goes to show how quickly one’s success; can turn to one’s own adversity.

I am trying really hard to get a feel for this blogging trend and would grealt appreciate any feedback.  Also, if you have any other stories of adversity or success please feel free to shar them with me! Thanks for your time in reading my blog! For without ADVERSITY, there shall be, NO SUCCESS!

My Story’s Continuation

As I have stated through many of the other blogs…my life hasn’t always been the most tranquil.  This isn’t some lame excuse for not achieving my goals or rather an attempt to justify my failures along the way.  No it is simply a statement and it is as simple as that.  I have gone through many events in my life that have made everyday living very difficult at times and sometimes felt as if the “sun would never set.”  It was during these moments, I believe, that the true character of a person is built and fundamental beliefs that they will carry with them for the rest of their lives.

So at the beginning of my blog I began to talk about my very early life and then quickly came to a conclusion of me being able to walk across the stage at the University of Nevada Reno.  Conversely, the lessons, morals and work ethics I had to achieve this goal were deeply rooted in the transpiring of climatic events throughout the duration of my life.  I had acquired certain habits along the way that were detrimental to my success and would inevitably seize control of me without ever discerning the transformation taking place at the time.  I was blinded and without direction.

It is here at this moment that the idea of my blog was born and I decided to go with the title of “Adversity and Success.”  These two simple words are so simplistic, but yet, hold an innate ferocity that each of us as humans holds deep within our hearts.  People often have the tendency to say “that impossible or that’s too hard” or some other excuse on why they CAN’T accomplish their dreams and aspirations.  I am here to say…..YOU CAN!  I have experienced and overcome many impediments along the way and conquered multiple addictions that attempt to weaken an individual’s determination! 

Over the next few blogs I will continue to build on the origins of my title and the “meat” behind my beliefs and how that fits into my story!  Please feel free to comment and would appreciate any feedback.  Stay tuned for there is far more to come! For without ADVERSITY, there shall be, NO SUCCESS

Starting the foundation of my blog….be nice please

I realized at a very young age that I would create obstacles for myself; if I didn’t learn to not be so stubborn.  It took me over twenty-five years, before I would learn this lesson and begin to slowly address the areas of my life, which were not so productive. Some of my personal habits would have eventually caused me to have severe health complications and I never considered their impact at the time.  A lot of what I did during this time of my life was in response to reacting “against the grain”, while maintaining a very delicate balance of successful occupational employment; that would span nearly a decade.

I spent the majority of my life working for the same parent company and learned many valuable lessons along the way.  The company gave me many opportunities that other companies would have not given, a young candidate such as me, at the time and helped ingrain strong work ethics and business practices.  However, there were also other aspects of my life that had very adverse of effects and controlled many other portions of my life.  It was this array of up’s and down’s in my life that gives me a unique outlook on life and feel some of the stories I share are worth at least that…sharing.

These portions of my life, which I am so uniquely transparent with…. are going to assist me in creating a space that is hopefully interesting to read and exciting enough to keep you coming back.   In the next blog I will begin talking about the meaning of my blog’s title and the personal content I plan to enrich the blog with each time I post.  If I fail in this aspect please let me know early in the blog, rather, than letting me carry on for a month, before being kind enough to do so.

My Opening-Kinda…

When I graduated high school at the age of 17 I had no idea on what it was I was going to do in my near future…I had been awarded a substantial scholarship to the local university and felt this was a good idea.  This didn’t last long as I soon became immersed in my job and felt that this was something I would enjoy more than studying at the time.  I spent over a decade with the same company and moved a few times in different places throughout the country.  I have gone through many ups and downs over the years and feel as if I have a lot of valuable and invaluable experience that I can share with others.    I can’t tell you if the information I provide is relevant or not but feel this is an interesting spectrum of the social media craze and wanted to say that I did that too.

So…A few years ago I decided that I was going to try something new and take a few classes.  I started out taking only but two classes and began to slowly work my way up from there…. Since then I have recently completed my application for my undergraduate degree and am getting ready to walk with my fellow classmates in May.  It is crazy to think about how fast time flies, which makes this whole experience even more interesting.   Over the next few months I will be sharing different experiences I encounter while attending my final semester for my undergraduate degree.  I am curious to see how this develops and the growth I may experience.