Sunday, October 18, 2009

Show Your Stress Whose Boss

Photo by Catie Wilson

Bills can be on of the biggest stressors of young women in college. Bills on on top of

homework can be overwhelming.

Stress is something that we all have to learn to cope with. No matter where you are in life, whether you are twenty-one or sixty-one, you have stress. Men and women have many of the same stressors, but there are also many different ones as well. They also handle stress in different ways. For men stress is just another thing they can conquer. For women stress can really influence almost every part of her life.

The stress of a young college student can be very excruciating. From the numerous papers, to painful midterms and finals, the stress seems to be never ending. Not to mention all of the stressors outside of school. This stage in life can weigh heavy on a young woman. Many young ladies feel so overwhelmed with college life, that it could cause them to withdraw from others, isolate themselves. Learning to juggle schoolwork, a job, and a social life can be challenging.

What are we supposed to do with this stress? Do we let it all build up sending us to a depressed state, or do we learn how to deal with it?

Some girls like to treat themselves to something relaxing in times of stress. That is the case for college junior Briana Fagan, who is majoring in Biology and a minor in Chemistry.

“The way I deal with stress is by pampering myself every now and then,” said Fagan. “ I love pedicures, or even just making time for friends to get away for a few hours. That is my favorite stress reliever.”

In high school we experience stress, but it seems that in college the stress is on a whole other level. One must take on other responsibilities such as having a job and paying bills. Paying the bills is something that can terrify any young girl. There is always that fear of not making the payment on time. Many girls in college find this to be more of a stress stimulator than the schoolwork. Many dread having to make all of the big decisions such as choosing a major, choosing a roommate.

“ I think I'm more stressed now in college,” said Fagan. “ I understand what I'm working towards and what a bad grade can do to my GPA which directly effects my future. I also worry about how I am going to pay the bill that is lying on my kitchen table. ”

It should not be too surprising to find that many college girls think that having friends to relate with, and that they can vent to, can help ease stress. It helps to have others that know what you are going through and can relate.

Life can be full of joyous times. It may be unpredictable, and you may not always be able to understand it. Stress is going to happen, but if you learn how you deal with stress best, it can be just a little bump in the road. We all have those times where we just want to crawl under a rock and hide. Women are strong and capable of anything. Look stress in the eyes, and show it whose boss.

1 comment:

  1. love the title of your blog it cracks me up! this blog is interesting!