The Only Sure Cure For Stress Is Death


Stephanie Gresham

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We come to you with breaking news. There is officially a cure for stress that is one hundred percent guaranteed to do the trick. It is so effective it comes with the promise that you will never stress again.  What is this soul shattering, life-changing antidote? Death. Yes, really. This means we are guaranteed to combat stress and anxiety some time in life. The only way to beat it is through learning to manage it.

As a college student, stress is inevitable. The good news is that the first step in kicking it is simple. Stop dwelling so much on the stress and focus energy on the management of the stress. In other words, it is much easier to complain about a problem than to concentrate on finding a solution. Nothing in life is easy, and everything takes time.  In the hectic, on-the-go lifestyle of today, do not forget to take time for yourself.  Indulge a little.  Spending time in the garden, on the basketball court, in the library, or at the park is an easy remedy for a stress free life.

Exercise is arguably the best form of stress release.  According to the Mayo Clinic Staff, “Physical activity helps to bump up the production of your brain’s feel-good neurotransmitters…Regular exercise can increase self-confidence and lower the symptoms associated with mild depression and anxiety. Exercise also can improve your sleep.”

Another practical and effective solution to stress management is deep breathing.  Learning to relax and breathe deeply through the diaphragm can be beneficial for everyday situations, such as frustration at work as it definitely goes a long way.

The way you choose to perceive life and all of its complications is a decision only you can make, and it makes all the difference.  Stay positive, remain active, and see it through.  The way you interpret an event determines how you respond to it.  Ultimately, the way you choose to respond to it determines your level of stress.  Take control but don’t take it too seriously.  Never forget to enjoy the ride.

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