Coping with Stress at University: A Survival Guide by Stephen Palmer, Angela Puri

By Stephen Palmer, Angela Puri

Coping with tension at University comprehensively covers the most difficulties and stresses scholar may possibly event in the course of their collage occupation. taking a look at college lifestyles from a number of angles, this ebook equips the coed with a view to take care of demanding occasions starting from examination strain to courting difficulties, from homesickness to coping with funds. costs and case reports from earlier scholars illustrate how difficulties were handled long ago, and a couple of coping thoughts and workouts are supplied to assist organize scholars for the transition into and during collage lifestyles.

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Let’s take the act of doing a bungee jump. There are some students who would be excited at the prospect of jumping off a bridge with only a rope attached to their body. It would give them such a buzz. Then there are other students who could not think of anything more stressful than hurling themselves off a bridge. Why would anyone do that to their body? The situation in both instances is the same, a bungee jump. Yet what is different is the perception or thoughts that the student holds about it, and this defines whether it is stressful or exciting.

Our society is run by a few people with enormous power and there is not much the ordinary person can do about it 1 2 3 4 5 One’s success is determined by ‘being in the right place at the right time’ 1 2 3 4 5 There will always be industrial relations disputes no matter how hard people try to prevent them or the extent to which they try to take an active role in union activities 1 2 3 4 5 Politicians are inherently self-interested and inflexible. It is impossible to change the course of politics 1 2 3 4 5 What happens in life is pre-destined 1 2 3 4 5 People are inherently lazy, so there is no point in spending too much time in changing them 1 2 3 4 5 I do not see a direct connection between the way and how hard I work, and the assessments of my performance that others arrive at 1 2 3 4 5 Leadership qualities are primarily inherited 1 2 3 4 5 I am fairly certain that luck and chance play a crucial role in life 1 2 3 4 5 Even though some people try to control events by taking part in political and social affairs, in reality most of us are subject to forces we can neither comprehend nor control 1 2 3 4 5 To find out your score, add up all the circled numbers above and mark it on the grid below.

It may be more helpful to detach yourself from the situation slightly: ‘Maybe I am being too sensitive. ’ • Blame – Instead of taking any personal responsibility you blame others for problems that might have occurred: ‘Who moved my book? ’ A more helpful way of approaching this may be: ‘Let me think back to the last time I saw the book, let me retrace my steps …’ • Demands on self – This occurs when you hold unrealistic expectations or rigid beliefs about the way you should behave or deal with a given situation.

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