Slow down. The fast pace of our complex lives is often stressful in itself. College students living at home need privacy and quiet time, and unstructured time when they can exercise their imagination and process the events of the day.
Set your standards high, but do not expect perfection. One of the most important gifts to give children is a sense of positive self-esteem. Attaining goals contributes significantly to the development of self-esteem. Having the unrealistic expectation that your children should be perfect sets them up to experience stress, self-doubt and failure.
Put life into perspective. College students often become obsessed with the present moment. They may feel overwhelmed because they cannot see beyond the immediate problem. They have difficulty identifying options and alternatives. Help your child understand that problems have solutions. Also help them to recognize temporary concerns and lasting values. Stress can often be reduced by reminding them that life goes on and tomorrow can be better than today.
We all live with stress, the tension we feel when confronted with a new or threatening situation. College students are no different than anyone else, as they too, experience the stresses and strains of living in today’s world. They are constantly facing new situations where the outcome is often uncertain. They may be living on their own for the first time and/or supporting themselves. Their sense of self-esteem and well-being is challenged by problems and managing time.
[tags: Personal Stress, Stress Management]
Large stressors in life, such as divorce or death in the family, are all known to be related to the development of depression in people (Kendler et al., 1999).
This good kind of stress is called eustress.
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