It may seem that there’s nothing you can do about your stress level. Endless amounts of homework, too many tests and papers due next week, all your extracurricular activities, and on top of it all, throw your job into the mix. In fact, the simple realization that you’re in control of your life is the foundation of stress management.
Managing stress is all about taking charge: taking charge of your thoughts, your emotions, your schedule, your environment, and the way you deal with problems. The ultimate goal is a balanced life, with time for work, relationships, relaxation, and fun – plus the resilience to hold up under pressure and meet challenges head on.