The Stress Is Real

The Stress Is Real

Amelia Pena, Editor

What is stress?

Stress is the state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances. During this horrific time, I’ve stressed over scholarships, college admissions, and e-learning. The best way that I have been able to cope with my stress is by limiting myself to how much I do daily. I don’t want to over push my limits and stress myself more than I need to. A good way that I stay calm during this pandemic is by going to work and trying to stay busy so that at least for a few hours, I can forget about my stressors. 

It’s hard enough that seniors have to miss out on all of the fun stuff of senior year, but it’s even tougher going through the transition from high school to college. Worrying about scholarships has always been difficult, but putting that on top of enrolling for freshman year of college and e-learning, as well as thinking about all the possible “make-ups” for a few of our last memories of high school is very very stressful. 

Just like everything else in life, everyone takes matters into their own hands and deals with everything differently. By limiting myself to how much stress my body takes on, it will be better for me. For example, each day I do a little bit of everything, just so I know I completed and got some stuff done, but not too much to exhaust myself. 

There are two types of people when it comes to getting calm. You either lay in bed all day and dwell on whatever is stressing you out, or you stay busy as much as possible to forget about everything that is stressful in your life. That’s me. I’ve been working a lot and doing my best to stay as busy as I can. 

Stressing or not, calm or not, keep doing whatever it is you need to do to keep yourself sane during this extremely hard time.