Stress is a common word nowadays that floats around at school, work, and also at home. Stress causes people to worry, to lack sleep, to be anxious, to be depressed, to neglect responsibilities, and a series of other effects on the physical, mental, and emotional state of a person. These symptoms lead people to do things that can threaten relationships, make bad choices and even push them to the point of suicide. What makes matters worst is that people try to suppress these feelings rather than facing them and seeking help.
I believe stress is a more self-induced process because people nowadays procrastinate and procrastinate, events and assignments get pushed back further and further, and by the time they attempt it, they feel like it’s a big burden. This happens a lot among students, both high school and college. In high school it may have been okay to slack off for a while and somehow catch up, but in college once you slack off it becomes harder and harder to catch up.
Reasons why people like to procrastinate so much is because of all the distractions being fed into them these days such as the TV, mobile phone, computer, friends, and other excuses for them not to start right away. Speaking for myself, I have grown into the habit of completing assignments as soon as I receive them, regardless of it being due the next day, a week from now, or even a month from now. It gives me more time to do more things later on. Benjamin Franklin once said, “Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today.” Why many people don’t follow this belief I do not know why.
One should understand that if one wants to eliminate stress one should set priorities, write out a daily schedule and act on it. To be able to do things efficiently, there are things one must sacrifice to achieve that goal.
In recent years, I cannot recall a time that I felt stress, and if I did it was never to the point of rushing to do something at the last-minute. It is also a matter of time management, being a college student myself I have always gotten a good 8 hour sleep every night and I am stilling getting top grades in my classes.
As for stress induced through life events the best way to deal with it is to accept it, learn from it, and move on. When one truly accepts everything about oneself, and I mean EVERYTHING, then one is able to see clearly. I believe there is a lesson to be learned in everything that happens to us, being good or bad. The best thing to do is not cover up your problems but to face them and seek help if necessary.