A Stress Survival Guide For The Average College Student

A Stress Survival Guide For The Average College Student

Sometimes the word stress makes me stressed.

I think everyone can agree that they hate stress. The reason why stress sucks so much is because anything that is anything can make us stressed and we can't avoid the stressors (things that push our buttons). And it's not like you only get stressed about one thing at a time, you can get stressed about several things a one time. You can even get stressed by being so stressed out, it's ridiculous. Did I mention that it also sucks? While stressors are unavoidable there are ways that we can cope with stress or reduce the stress that we have, here are a few ways that we can reduce or cope with stress.

1. Problem-focused or Emotion-focused coping

A way to relieve the stress that you have now is by coping with it. There are two ways you could cope, problem-focused or emotion-focused coping. Problem-focused coping is when you change what you're stressed about, for example, if you're stressed about a fight with someone close to you, you will most likely try to talk it out with that person to make that stressor go away. We only really use problem-focused coping when we feel like we have control over what were stressed about. Emotion-focused coping is when we avoid what were stressed about by talking to someone about it because it is out of our hand to try to fix the stressor.

2. Exercise

Usually, when we are stressed about something and we can’t control it we get anxiety which leads us to get more stressed. Well, exercise can relieve your anxiety and give you more energy and it will get your mind off of what you're stressed out about. And by exercise I mean walking to, you don't have to run. I personally thinking walking is better because you can see the scenery that's around you. Exercise can also help you blow off some steam.

3. Sleep

Sometimes when we don’t get the sleep we need we get a little aggravated at everything and we just want to go to bed. When we don't get the sleep we personally need we tend to not be able to cope with the stressor that we get that day or we've had for a while which leads to more stress because we want to get over it. You don't have to sleep for nine hours each night but don’t sleep for only one hour because that's not enough sleep for anyone

4. Change pattern of thinking

I know it's hard to do but don’t think about what's making you stress, for example, don't make a list inside of your head of things you're stressed about because that's only going to lead you to be more stressed. Instead, make a list of the stressors that you can fix and fix them and accept the stressors that can’t be fixed because it is out of your control. Not everything we get stressed about is out of our control, a lot of what we get stressed about can be fixed in an instant.

5. Take time to disconnect

Everyone knows that thinking about stress makes you more stressed and then that makes you stressed out. Distracting yourself from what's making you stress leads you to be less stressed because you forget why you were stressed in the first place, well for a little while. Play some 8ball and get mad when you lose, it's better than being stressed.

6. Close relationships

Usually when you have a close relationship with someone you are able to talk to them about anything including stress. Talking about why your stress can relieve some of your stress. Or if you don't want to talk about it, you could just hang out with your friends and relax.

8. Be happy

When you're in a bad mood you seem to be more stressed than when you're in a good mood. Mood, sleep, and stress is all closely connected because if you don't get enough sleep you're in a bad mood which leads you to be aggravated and wanting to sleep but you can't because you have so many things to do so you get stressed. Getting enough sleep and having a great mood leads to less stress. And you don't have to actually be happy, it's a somewhat not known fact that even acting like your happy puts you in a better mood.

9. Control your time

The number one thing I get stressed about is time because I always feel like I don't have enough time to do things that need to be done by the next day (usually because I want to take a nap). Usually, you only schedule anything if it's a meeting or it's a practice but we never schedule what time were going to study for an exam or when we're going to write a paper that's due in an hour. But if we did it would help drastically, and help us be less stressed about doing homework.

10. Don’t worry about money

The number one thing most people are stressed about is money. We don't have enough money to buy our textbooks or food or to pay for our classes and for tuition so we get stressed because we need to pay for these things by a certain date. But money problems link with accepting things that are out of your control, you can't control money problem, they're very unexpected. Even rich people run into money problems, it's a part of life. We have to accept our money problems because we can't fix them.

Stress is a huge part of life and we need to learn to deal with it. These ten ways to cope and reduce stress will help us do that.

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80 Nicki Minaj Lyrics Perfect For Instagram Captions

"Yo, you seen my last pic, go double-tap that for me."

Nicki Minaj lets the world know about her amazing Instagram skills in Beyonce's "Flawless," when she raps "Instagram another flawless pic." Do you have a #Flawless Instagram picture but need a clever caption to go with it? The Queen of Rap has plenty of Insta-worthy song lyrics.

*(Some lyrics have been edited to keep this article "PG". Feel free to look up the real Nicki Minaj lyrics if you hate the radio edit.)

When you want to diss a hater:

    1. "You couldn't get a fan if it was hangin' from the ceilin."
    2. "I'm throwing shade like it's sunny."
    3. "I'm in my own lane, you ain't in my category."
    4. "These (girls) couldn’t test me even if their name was Pop Quiz."
    5. "Yo, people will love you and support you when it's beneficial. I'ma forgive, I won't forget, but I'ma dead the issue."
    6. "Not that I don't got good vision, but I don't see competition."
    7. "I’m Angelina, you Jennifer. Come on (girl), you see where Brad at."
    8. "I look like "yes" and you look like "no"."
    9. "But if you're ugly it's a no text zone."
    10. "If you are my rival, then that means you're suicidal."
    11. "Shout out to my haters, Sorry that you couldn't faze me."
    12. "Trash talk to 'em then I put 'em in a Hefty."
    13. "Like I mean I don't even know why you girls bother at this point. Like give up, it's me, I win, you lose."
    14. "All these haters mad because I'm so established."
    15. "Competition? why yes I would love some."

When you want to tell people how awesome you are:

    16. "If I'm fake I ain't notice, cause my money ain't."
    17. "You can hate me, but why knock my hustle? I'ma be the queen, no matter how they shuffle."
    18. "Let me make this clear, I’m not difficult, I’m just ’bout my business."
    19. "I'm feelin' myself."
    20. "Excuse me honey, but nobody's in my lane."
    21. "Put me on a dollar cause I'm who they trust in."
    22. "I don’t say “Hi”, I say “Keys to the Benz.”"
    23. "I've been hot since flip phones" "Running this game for 5 years. Guess that's why my feet hurt."
    24. "Hotter than a middle eastern climate."
    25. "My money’s so tall that my Barbies gotta climb it."
    26. "No, I'm not lucky, I'm blessed, yes."
    27."I ain't gotta compete with a single soul."
    28. "'X' in the box, cause ain't nobody checking me."
    29."Excuse me, I'm sorry, I'm really such a lady."
    30. "Honestly I gotta stay as fly as I can be."

When you're hanging with your clique:

    31. "Cherish these nights, cherish these people. Life is a movie, but there will never be a sequel."
    32. "I’m with some hood girls lookin’ back at it."
    33. "We dope girls, we flawless. We the poster girls for all this."
    34. "Pretty gang, always keep them (boys) on geek."
    35. "The night is still young, and so are we!"
    36. "If you ain’t on the team, you playin’ for team D, ’Cause we A-listers, we paid sisters."
    37. "Pretty (girls) only could get in my posse."
    38. "Cause we the mean girls, y-yes we so fetch."
    39. "We fresh to death, down to the shoes."
    40. "Ain't at no wedding but all my girls cake tops."
    41. "Got a whole bunch of pretty gang in my clique."
    42. "Clap for the heavyweight champ, me, But I couldn't do it all alone, WE."
    43. "Put your drinks up, It's a celebration every time we link up."
    44. "I'm with some flawless (girls) because they be mobbin' pretty."

When you're hanging with your significant other:

    45. "He tryna kick it like a ninja."
    46. "He could tell that I was wifey material."
    47. "Ayo, I just wanna be your first go to."
    48. "You got spark, you, you got spunk. You, you got something all the girls want."
    49. Find me in the dark, I'll be in the stars, Find me in your heart, I'm in need of your love."
    50. "They holler at me, but it's you, you."
    51. "I'm not living right, I’m not living if you’re not by my side."
    52. "I just wanna be somebody that can add to, your wife, be a friend, be a teacher and a fan, too."
    53. "I just wanna be your favorite."
    54. "He was the realest, I was the baddest, we was the illest."
    55. "I know you can save me and make me feel alive."
    56. "Yes I'll be your girl, forever your lady, You ain't ever gotta worry, I'm down for you baby."
    57. "Baby you my everything, You all I ever wanted."

When you're single and loving it:

    58. "You could be the king, but watch the queen conquer!"
    59. "Thats why I'm crowned queen, and I ain't looking for the prom king."
    60. "I like independent, like July 4th."
    61. "I ain't never need a man, to take care of me."
    62. "He be like, "Yo, you so legendary", But he can tell just by my face he ain't getting any."
    63. "I am not Jasmine, I am Aladdin."
    64. "I don't even brake when I'm backing up, I'll swerve on a (boy) if he acting up."
    65. "So many boys in here where do I begin?"

When you're just living life:

    66. "I never worry, life is a journey. I just wanna enjoy the ride."
    67. "Tonight is the night that I'ma get twisted."
    68. "I’mma keep it movin', be classy and graceful."
    69. "So make sure the stars is what you aim for, make mistakes though."
    70. "And we gon' hangover the next day. But we will remember this day."
    71. "My only motto in my life is don't lose."
    72. "Take me, or leave me, I'll never be perfect. Believe me, I'm worth it."
    73. "I believe that life is a prize, but to live doesn't mean you're alive."
    74. "I wish that I could have this moment for life."
    75. "If I scream, if I cry, It's only 'cause I feel alive."
    76. "I can't believe it, it's so amazing. This club is heating, this party's blazing.""
    77. "It's so amazing, I figured out this world is ours for the taking."
    78. "I am not a girl that can ever be defined."
    79. "I got next, I'm gonna shine."
    80. "This is my moment I just feel so alive."

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