Stress can be a terrible thing. It can rob you of sleep, make you lash out at those you love, and it can make you physically ill. Like I said, it’s not nice.
I know a gal who holds many things inside. She now has ulcers in her mouth- the doctor says that they are totally stress-related. The ulcers make eating difficult and painful. They make sleeping uncomfortable. They make life pretty darn miserable.
What can you do about stress? Some folks find exercise helpful. Others drink (I don’t recommend this!) Others go to the movies, watch tv, or listen to their favorite music.
If you are stressed from college, I recommend going and talking to your teachers. Tell them what you are going through. If you go to a Christian college, you can ask them to pray for you. (I have had students ask me to pray for them at the two secular colleges where I teach. I am happy to do it.)
What do you do to relieve stress? I would love to hear your thoughts.
Like the old saying goes: you don’t get ulcers from what you eat. You get ulcers from what is eating you. Literally, food for thought.
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Very interesting post! To relieve stress, nowadays I tend to do bust work to keep my mind off of the stressful situation. Either I give myself things to do like clean, work on professional tasks, read, or I exercise. I am working on volunteering as well. I think it helps to think of others when I can’t get myself off of my mind.
Kayla, it looks like you have some good stress relievers there. You can also keep a journal and eventually write a novel that pulls through the stress threads and makes them into a story! Thanks for your comments!