–By Melissa Kurkoske
They say, “when it rains, it pours,” and I could not agree more. I am a graduate student, and I find myself wishing that there were more hours in a day. I am constantly juggling schoolwork, dissertation writing, and a social life. Stress and me? We’re old pals.
Stress is an inescapable part of life for many of us, and sometimes we forget that we need to take care of ourselves. Stress can have some serious impacts on the way that we perceive and interact with our world. Watch this short but informative video on the physiology of stress and stress management to gain a deeper insight into what goes on in our bodies when we stress, and what we can do to combat this inevitable part of life.
Leave us a comment below to let us know your own personal stress management techniques. If you feel like you could use some additional support in handling life’s curve balls, you can always make an appointment at Pacific Psychology and Comprehensive Health linic to speak with a clinician who can help you manage stress more effectively.
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