Stress has been defined as the physical and emotional reaction people experience when there is a disparity between the demands on them and their ability to meet or cope with these demands.
- Almost all law students experience some degree of stress.
- Normal stress can serve as a catalyst for change and can lead to personal growth.
- But stress can easily get out of control and make you miserable.
Signs that stress is really getting to you
- Problems sleeping (too much, too little).
- Changes in your eating patterns (too much, too little).
- Sadness, crying.
Things You Can Do to Help Manage Stress
- Develop a plan for time management.
- Hold realistic expectations.
- Try not to obsess about things that are out of your control.
- Maintain social supports.
- Get enough sleep.
Seek help early if stress is making you unhappy
- See Kiyana Kiel to work on a time management plan.
Email Kiyana Kiel, call (619) 260-6876 or stop by Warren Hall, Room 206.
- Visit USD's Counseling Center, Serra Hall, Room 300.
Walk-in hours 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesdays. Or call (619) 260-4655 to make an appointment.
Please email Kiyana Kiel, call (619) 260-6876 or stop by Warren Hall, Room 206.