Stress Essay

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Stress is a demand made upon the adaptive capacities of the mind and body. It is a very common problem being faced today, which every individual will experience one time or another. There is no right or wrong way to deal with stress. If you ask ten different people how they deal with it, you will get ten different answers. In the article Coping With Stress in Bridging The Gap, I completely agree that those are great ways to cope with stress, but I believe that it is not limited to just those things. I strongly believe that having a good night's sleep can also help one to cope with stress. If I am ever in an extremely stressful situation I feel that sleeping helps me so much because is an important resource that keeps you healthy, mentally sharp and able to cope with stress more effectively. Unfortunately, most of the stressed people tend to get less sleep than they need. One of the side-effects is insomnia, which will make us even more stressed, tired and irritable. When I am stressed and feel like I can't have a good sleep, I take a warm bath before sleeping. Reading a book or listening to music before bedtime also helps me. Another great way I cope with stress is to write. I write everything I'm feeling into a notebook or even in the notes on my phone so that it isn't stuck in my mind, making matters worse. A lot of people don't like to express their feelings to other people. That is why I feel that writing is a great way to “get things off your chest” without having to actually speak to anybody about it. I asked my mom how she deals with stressful situations and she said that she uses retail therapy or taking a vacation. She said that when she shops or goes on vacations it makes her feel good and keeps her mind off the stressful situation that she was dealing with. I also asked my boyfriend and he said playing basketball. Just like my mom, he said it helps him

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