A College Student’s Guide To Stress

Stress is a condition that we all experience at one point or the other. For some college students, we lack the words to explain how we feel when we are stressed. And even when we do find the words to express ourselves, we strive to understand the reasons or causes as to why we feel the way we do. While stress can be good or bad, it leaves visible traces or physiological reactions that may include melancholia, depression, tunnel vision, dilated pupils, uneven or rapid breathing, uneven heartbeats, and indigestion, among others.

Stress has been explained by medical science to be our body’s natural response to issues that interfere with our day to day activities, our academic and mental performance, sleeping habits, among others. It can be triggered by environmental, biological, emotional and other factors. The American Psychological Association (APA) states that there are three (3) kinds of stress; acute…

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