Stress Management Tips
Why is it important to manage stress effectively?
Stress can affect you in many ways. Stress has been linked to many physical health problems including: fatigue, headaches, stomachaches, muscle stiffness, heart palpitations, chest pains, and/or illness. When you are experiencing stress, you are more likely to have difficulty with concentration, memory problems, and problem-solving difficulties. Stress can also affect you behaviorally. It is common to experience increased or decreased eating and sleeping, crying, pacing, fidgeting, drinking, yelling, nervous habits such as nail biting, and even violent behavior when under stress. Finally, stress can affect you emotionally, leading to feelings of anxiety, depression, anger, frustration, worry, fear, and irritability.
Techniques for handling stress effectively
If you would like additional information on stress management, you can attend one of our scheduled workshops or make an appointment with a Counselor. As a Middlesex County College student, you can seek personal counseling services through the Counseling and Career Services Department, located in Edison Hall Room 100. The telephone number is 732-906-2546. You can discuss your concerns confidentially with a professional who is trained to assist students with handling stress effectively. Referrals to outside agencies are also available.