School stressing you out? You’re not alone!

By: Ashley Sedeyn

Do you ever feel like you’re overloaded or there’s so much on your mind, that you literally can’t think straight? Between work, school, exams, homework, family, and social life, it can be extremely stressful.

People have so many stressful things going on in their lives these days. Stress can lead to some really bad things like an earlier age for a heart attack. What can people do to manage stress?

There are many things people can do to manage stress, and it can be different for each person. If you’re an adventure seeking person, it will be different from someone who is calm, and they like their environments serene.

One thing that can reduce stress is exercise. Kayla Dodge, a sophomore here, says, ”there is so much to do in my life between school, my job, and softball, that I get so stressed out. It’s hard to find time to do anything, but I know if I make the time to exercise, then when I sit down to do my homework, I’m more focused, relaxed, and awake.” Exercising three to four times a week with a forty-five minute cardio, and lifting some weights is beneficial. This can help release any excess stress in your life.

If you like to exercise, some activities that you could try are a spin class, which is intense biking with some techno music in the background. The pedaling is really intense, and they turn off the lights to set the mood.

Another kind of class that most gyms have now is a ZUMBA class. This brings the art of dancing and exercising together. It is a fun way to burn calories and learn some new moves. The classes can be difficult, but the instructors are usually extremely upbeat and they want everyone to have a good time. Kaydee Anderson, a sophomore here, says, “ I’ve danced my whole life, and this really is right in my ball park. I love it. After a really hard week at school, I love to just work it out with ZUMBA.”

Another type of exercise you could do is indoor rock-climbing. There are indoor facilities in New Jersey, where you go and they teach you what to do. The walls are extremely high and you could definitely get an adrenaline rush when you over 50 feet up in the air. The only thing holding you up is a suspension chord.

If you like exercise, but you’re more of a relaxed person, you could try yoga. Yoga is all about deep breathing, and it will teach you how to breathe correctly, and this could calm you down in those stressful situations. It can also help with your flexibility.

If exercising isn’t your style, you should try something else. Indulge yourself in something you enjoy.

Make it a point to go and get a manicure and pedicure on a regular basis. This way you can keep your toes and nails looking nice and you can relax while they massage your feet. Emilie Buckley, a sophomore here says that” getting manicures and pedicures with my friends is a great way to reduce my stress. I get to catch up with my friends and vent, while getting my nails and toenails worked on.”

You could also make a whole day out of it, and go with a group of friends to a spa for the day, and you can get yourself pampered with massages, mud baths, facials, and many more treatments that they offer.

If none of these are appealing to you, there is always some good old- fashioned retail therapy. Save up a little bit of money, and go

on a mini-shopping spree. You can go to big expensive malls and stores, or if you’re looking for a bargain, you can go to the outlets such as the Atlantic City or Lancaster. Both are great save, big shopping areas.

Being stressed is natural, when you are a student, but it does not help your GPA. People need to be more relaxed in their lives at school, work, and home. Maybe these helpful hints are just what you need to do some serious stress relief for the remainder of the semester. outlets such as the Atlantic City or Lancaster. Both are great save, big shopping areas.

Being stressed is natural, when you are a student, but it does not help your GPA. People need to be more relaxed in their lives at school, work, and home. Maybe these helpful hints are just what you need to do some serious stress relief for the remainder of the semester.


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