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Coping with stress in college

Attending college is all about engaging in new experiences, dealing with changes and facing challenges. All this can be exciting, but it can also result in experiencing a good deal of stress. In fact, stress can be defined as an emotional, intellectual, and physical reaction to change or demands. Stress is the way our bodies prepare itself to react to situations that are new, threatening, or otherwise.

Remember the key idea is that all things change. Some changes are under your control, and others are not. Your ability to adapt to change will determine how well you cope with the numerous stressors that are present while at college.


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