Grandview Student Council shares tips for students

As finals are approaching, it is important to not let stress take control of your life — as it can lead to health risks such as high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, heart disease and even stroke. Stress is the reaction your body has when under pressure. We need to reduce the amount of pressure in our lives to reduce the level of stress.

Being a college student brings extra pressure due to the workload. A way to reduce the stress is to not procrastinate by working in advance. It is also helpful to stay motivated by working hard, not giving up and keeping a positive mindset. Stress happens in everyone’s lives, and everyone has a different way to handle it. Whether it is exercising by going for a walk, breathing in fresh air absorbing some sunlight, meditating, reading, spending time with friends, or praying, finding the best way for you to manage stress is important.

If you need someone to talk to just know here at YVC we have student support services such as counseling that are available to help. Located on both the Yakima and Grandview campuses, YVC’s counselors are trained professionals who can help you cope with stress and get through your personal challenges. Counselors can help you identify resources you already have, look at problems from a new perspective and assist you in developing skills and understanding to guide you toward your own solutions.

Additional stress management resources can be found online.

Post authored by GSC Programmer, Sulema Gonzalez