Learning to manage stress benefits students
In the chaos of everyday life it’s easy to get overwhelmed with simple daily tasks. Seemingly insignificant problems can build up on each other, leading to increased anxiety and depression. Students are especially susceptible to becoming stressed as a result of their heavy workload. Holding on to trivial issues eventually leads to a worsened mental state and is ultimately more harmful than it is helpful.
Whereas letting go without learning from the situation can be foolish, surrendering pride in order to achieve peace of mind is a crucial part of life. Adults often hold onto small problems as a coping mechanism to feel like their in control when in reality they are struggling. According to psychcentral.com, the only way to feel new joy and happiness is to make space for it.
The first step towards self-fulfillment and happiness is to realize that there is a problem that you’re obsessing over. For students, this could include bitterness because of a break-up, a bad grade, an argument with a parent or even an insecurity. Recognizing that there is something bothering you can help identify how to overcome that issue.
Holding on to past hurt is not only unfair to others, but an unhealthy way to live life. Playing the victim is a result of not being able to let things go. This means that the pain someone feels manifests into a self-pitying response, they hold on to the belief that they are undeniably right in their anger. Taking responsibility for your pain, whether or not you believe you are right, can lead to a healthier state of mind.
As a student, obsessing over unimportant issues can quickly develop into a bad habit that affects the future negatively. Many employers require employees to look at tasks objectively and be able to delegate assignments without micromanaging. Without being able to let things go, this remains nearly impossible.
Feather staffers often find themselves writing many articles at a time. Editors and advisers trust staffers to delegate which of their articles is most important to finish. Time sensitive articles such as, Kids Day, Serve Day and the upcoming FC Auction all require timely publishing of the journalists coverage of the event.
Over time, staffers learn how to balance their workloads with schoolwork and sports, achieving an equilibrium between responsibilities. The challenge of juggling multiple tasks benefits students by instilling good work ethic and accountability.
Replaying the past doesn’t change the present, and holding onto small things that are out of your control is pointless. Anxiety can destroy a person’s mental state, regardless of age. Students need to learn early on to let irrelevant baggage go in order to move on with life.
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