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As a student or teenager you are probably under more stress these days than at any other time in history. Here are a few reasons why.
One of your biggest challenges. Preparing for and getting the best qualifications you can get at school, college or university. These put immense pressures on some of us but we still have to do whatever it takes to succeed.
Peer pressure is where your so called friends may be pushing, pulling or tempting you in directions that you might not want to go. But, some of you relent because you don't want to be left out in the cold. After all your friends are more important than anything in the world. Well are they? Will they create your future, pay your bills, feed your kids and help you overcome the challenges in your life.
You have parents putting pressure on you to do what they want you to do and not what you want to do. They 'know what's best' and want you to follow in the career that they have chosen for you. Your parents are being parents. They don't realise that you will soon be an adult who has to make your own way through life by the choices YOU make.
There are drugs and alcohol everywhere these days. The temptation can be just a little too much. Try just a little and then 6 months later you are hooked. The problem is you become so laid-back or mixed up that your education takes a back seat, but you don't really care anyhow. Don't let a rash decision ruin your life.
Your image is everything or so you think. You don't want to be too fat, too skinny, too ugly, too uncool, too geeky, too anything. The fact is that the real person deep inside you is what really matters. What you give to the world is far more important than how you look to the world.
People being jealous of you or not liking you is a tough one. But hey, that is not your problem. That is their problem. They are the ones that need help. We were all made unique. Celebrate it. If you are going through a lot of pain you need to communicate that to people who can help you. Don't ever disrespect yourself by believing what others say about you. Shine in the world
Those are some of the things that cause Student Stress. If you have others that you feel should be added to this list please
Symptoms of stress
You are irritable and moody more often. You can’t think clearly because your mind has a million negative thoughts churning over and over.
You get feelings of anxiety and sometimes experience what people would call panic attacks. In other words you feel as if you are losing your mind. You feel as if you can't take any more pressure.
You feel claustrophobic, shut in or maybe you are feeling agoraphobic scared to go out the house.
You can’t take criticism easily because you see it as a personal attack.
Little things get on your nerves. You lose your temper easily. When you become emotional you might experience short shallow fast breathing.
You cry more because you are much more sensitive.
You don’t want to be with people because you find it difficult to smile and be positive. Low self-esteem and low confidence kick in as you begin to doubt yourself. Fears are greatly magnified.
You might come out in a stress rash. You begin to comfort eat and weight gain becomes a problem. You progressively become more unhealthy.
In short you are not yourself. You are not the real you.
Well, here is the good news. You CAN do something about all of these stressors. You can begin to take control of your life with a little discipline, determination and a laser-like focus on your future. Just follow the links at the top of the page.
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