St. John’s Survival Guide: Stress

Aloha,

With mid terms come right up after tomorrow’s day off (no cases of the Mondays here), the most obvious survival issue to write about would be stress. Stress comes about from a variety of reasons. Your school work could be piling up. Your boss is getting on you about something. You have family issues going on. Or your favorite baseball team just blew it. Whatever the reasons, stress sucks. So we’ve decided to try and help you out with a few different tid bits.

While many may complain about St. John’s, you can’t say they don’t try to do anything about stress. Coming up on October 17, you can take a break from midterms and enjoy a nice Disney cartoon feature. The program will provide you with a variety of snacks and will be located in the UC Lounge from 3:30 to 5:30 pm.

Oh boy! Enoy us not taking more of your money!

Oh boy! Enjoy us not taking more of your money!

We found this interesting article over on the St. John’s Web site as well. It’s a Stress Interview. What it strives to do is “see how you conduct yourself when faced with pressure and how quickly you can think on your feet.” Might as well give it a shot. It couldn’t hurt–unless the questions get you stressed.

This may not be as accessible as other things, but video games have always helped me out. It doesn’t necessarily have to be something on an Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3. Video games cover a vast area, from something super casual like Solitaire on your computer, to something super complicated (no specific example here). And not to promote video game violence, but shooting bad guys in a game gets a lot of stress out.

If you prefer more traditional methods, here is a list of common stress relief practices. Getting rid of negative talk, laughing, breathing deeply, excercise and more are included on the list. They may be super obvious, but hey, they can get the job done.

There are plenty of other ways to destress, but those are just a few we can recommend. Now it’s time to take my own advice.

-Alex Quevedo

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One Response to “St. John’s Survival Guide: Stress”

  1. Prof. J Says:

    good tips. i’m going to try some of these at work.

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