Working Students

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Working Students

By | November 2011
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Most college students face many challenges in their already busy everyday lives. Some students work full or part time while attending college. Others also support families of their own in addition to working full time while furthering their education. The strain of this extra workload can be overwhelming at times, causing the seemingly easy things in life to become a struggle. Unfortunately, the consequence of this responsibility to one’s education is the additional stress at home, work, and school. Refusing to cope with this stress can cause tension in a person’s physical health, metal state, and personal relationships.

You may think that there is nothing you can do about the amount of stress created in your life. The bills aren’t just going to stop coming, there will never be more hours in the day to fit your busy schedule, and the responsibilities to your family and career are not just going to disappear. But you can have more control over the stress in your life, and by realizing this you have already taken a step in the direction of managing that stress. Once you have identified the need for stress management you can find methods in which to relieve the stress in your life. Some of these methods can do more harm than good and should be avoided whenever possible. Some methods involve reaching out to others. Other methods are solitary. Yet another involves working through the stress physically which also has the benefit of improved health.

A number of people may deal with stress in harmful ways. Some students are endangering themselves trying to relieve stress. Some may engorge themselves on junk food, eating relentlessly as a pacifier for the stress. Others gather by the ashtray with their nicotine sticks, smoking the stress away; knowing they can get addicted to very harmful substances

that could eventually cause them health problems later in life. Many people keep the stress bottled up inside, this keeps their nerves on the edge and they...