Students face stress at home, conflicts with school work

By Mason Smith ’11

Have you ever found yourself thinking about something that happened last night during an important class lecture?

Do you find yourself thinking what your parents or girlfriend might have said to you?

Was it negative or positive?

What is going to happen today when I get home? Will I face the same lecture from my parents tonight?

These different scenarios can cause a student a high amount of stress that can affect them during throughout the school day.

Situations much like this one can cause students to feel overwhelmed by the different activities throughout the day.

Think about this; a student gets up at around 6 a.m. and leaves his house by 7 a.m. to get to school on time. Then, for about seven hours he is in class being assigned work throughout the day. Then, if the student plays a sport or extracurricular activities, he goes to the practice and then returns home at around 7 or 8 p.m.

After he gets home he has dinner with the family and then does homework till about 10 or 11p.m. and goes to bed and gets up and does it all over again.

Add in the other factors in his life; his parents, his out of school activities, his job (if he has one) or something else and all these different things play a key role in life.

Stress doesn’t have a cure, for the most part students try and find a way to relieve their stresses by doing an activity.

“Exercise is the most effective way to de-stress, whether it be playing a sport, hiking, taking the dog for a walk or going to work out at the gym,” Mrs. Karen Parise wrote in an e-mail.

“I relieve stress by working hard during crew practice,” Wade Hoyt ’12 said.

Whether it is working hard at crew practice or going for a walk to “shake it off,” students need to find a way to relieve their stress from home and not bring it to school.

“Stress is a response to a real or imagined threat,” Mrs. Parise said. “Releasing that threat in a positive way decreases the likelihood that it will affect you or other s in a negative fashion. Close that computer and go for a walk.”