The period of time connected with studying at college or university is often viewed as the happiest period in one’s life. However, many of us tend to forget about the challenges student life offers. Young people may find themselves rather stressed, due to either external or internal factors. High academic demands, tight schedules, numerous curricular and extra-curricular activities, in addition to personal affairs, can contribute to emotional or psychological tension.
Consequently, this tension may result in feeling stressed and physically unwell as a number of factors accumulate.
The following symptoms can indicate stress:
- Frequent headaches
- Sleep disorders
- Increased sense of vulnerability and irritation
- Fatigue and exhaustion
- Indifference towards favorite activities
- Unwillingness to communicate
- Desire for solitude
However, stress also has its positive side. It makes one’s brain and body work more effectively, thus keeping one more focused. Stress puts into play various resources of one’s personality and in such a way that it empowers one to overcome major obstacles. Continue reading