For this first impression, I choose to discuss my own stress management and how well my management style works. I have not experienced a college stress level yet, but I know that it is completely different from the high school stress level. I am typically a very stressed out person. I tend to stress out over small assignments or small things that I know I can do. I know what the assignment is and how it needs to be done, but I will still stress out about due dates and when I need to get it done. Not only do I stress out about school work, I also stress about things in life in general. I was very stressed out when I was picking what college to go to. There were many different factors that went into my decision, and I believe I made the right one for me. I was very stressed though thinking that I was not going where I should be etcetera.
Even though I stress out a lot, I do have some ways that I mange it. When I start to stress out things for school, I try to take some deep breaths to get my work done. I also think to myself that I have nothing to worry about because I know what I am doing. For situations in life, I have to think to myself that everything will work itself out in the end. If something is meant to be for me, eventually it will happen. A lot of my stress management tactics are just trying to think of something else to get my mind off of it and tell myself different sayings to get through it.
Overall, I feel like my own management skills work for me at times, but I think that there are ways I could improve it. Some other stress management activities I could do that could realistically help me would include, exercise, yoga, music, and getting organized. I already workout, so I know that it could be a useful activity for me to do. I know a lot of people who do yoga and love it and say how much more relaxed they feel after it. I have never taken a yoga class before, but I could imagine that it will help you to relax and I would like to try it sometime. I love listening to music especially when I am writing long papers, that does tend to make me feel more relaxed, so I think if I incorporate that more into my stressful situations it could help me feel less stressed. Finally, I definitely need to get organized. I believe that most of the time I become stressed because I have all of my things and notes scattered about trying to do schoolwork. If I get myself organized and put my notes into an organized pile rather then having all of them all over my desk, that would make me feel less stressed out.