Some point in our life we have all experienced stress. It could be from starting your essay the night before it is due or interviewing for a new job, but what exactly is stress? The American Physiological Association defines stress as “the feeling of being overwhelmed, worried, or run-down.” Sometimes this “feeling” can control your life by affecting your productivity or and the way you handle things. You may not know this but stress can also affect your physical health. Stress can make it difficult to breathe, cause nausea, and increase the risk of heart disease.
My name is Malika You and I am a senior in high school. Senior year is stressful because there is so much to do, but so little time. I am going to have to start applying for colleges, learn how to manage and make money, and start driving. My friends and family struggle with stress and even sometimes to a larger extent. I know that there are many teenagers out there with the same problem so for my summer project I want to help those who suffer from stress try to learn how to manage it. I will give tips on what to do when under stress and why you should control the problem instead of ignoring it. I hope that you will learn something new and use it to your advantage to live a less stressful life.