To Solve College Stress, Walk More

Stress, in one form or another, enters into out lives at almost all stages, from the early years to the late ones.  The college experience has its own particular kinds of stress–the anxiety about making good in a new environment, the challenge of learning new things, particularly when your natural patterns of brain activity do not line up with the demands of a given subject, the shadowing fear of failure–and so many things to keep up with, all at the same time.

Stress, stress, stress–it will drive you crazy.

It’s time to take a walk.  Just half an hour of walking, of being in touch with the world around without the demands placed on us by working up expertise in a new subject area, can do wonders in terms of shedding stress.  Every step helps to put you at ease.  You walk–and your confidence rises.  When the walk is done, you are much more ready to engage in learning with excitement and enthusiasm.

Beat the stress.  Take a walk.

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