By Siera Millard
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As the school year is drawing to a close and testing looms near, stress levels are sure to increase astronomically, no matter if you are that person to start studying months before finals, or that other, more common person trying to cram everything into a week, or even that person who pulls an all-nighter the day before and crams everything from a year into twelve hours.
Whatever your style is, stress is an undeniable fact of life and one that is unhealthy to ignore. In fact, “Nearly half of...students reported feeling a great deal of stress on a daily basis and 31 percent reported feeling somewhat stressed” (nyu.edu). Additionally, studies have shown that girls often report stress in greater numbers than boys. Despite any preconceived notions, stress is something that affects all people and should be treated effectively.
The month of April is Stress Awareness Month, so be aware of what makes you stressed, how to fix it, and how to prevent future stress. The following are several ways to relieve it:
Akaragia. “Learning How to De-Stress.” Learning How to De-Stress | Pavlis Honors College Blog, blogs.mtu.edu/honors/2016/10/12/learning-how-to-de-stress/.
Nyu. “NYU Study Examines Top High School Students' Stress and Coping Mechanisms.” NYU, www.nyu.edu/about/news-publications/news/2015/august/nyu-study-examines-top-high-school-students-stress-and-coping-mechanisms.html.