Relieving Stress Can Prevent Long-Term Regrets
Tips on How to Handle Anger in a Healthy Way

Some of the many stresses students stumble upon at college. Photo Courtesy / Wikimedia Commons
Some of the many stresses students stumble upon at college. Photo Courtesy / Wikimedia Commons
Some of the many stresses students stumble upon at college. Photo Courtesy / Wikimedia Commons

Some of the many stresses students stumble upon at college.
Photo Courtesy / Wikimedia Commons

By Glenn Williams
Staff Writer

In life, everyone can get angry; everyone can become upset and deterred from being their natural cheery selves.

In some cases, people can overwork themselves and do things they would entirely regret.

For me, I know this very well since I have a deplorable temper that can be triggered by certain words or if people that I am not close with touch my belongings.

Stress builds my temper up slowly. Thankfully, I have a slow temper that takes time to get anywhere, but I have ways to slow or halt the way of my temper.

Here are some things that I do to help calm my temper.

My first tactic is laughing at everything, taking as many things as possible as a joke.

As a semi-serious person myself, I try not to not let every little thing affect me. However, I laugh at so many things that come my way.

Allowing depression to get the best of a person is common.

Some may experience it through being lonesome, whether it is because they live on their own, or maybe their friend group isn’t as present as they normally are.

This may be build upon feeling jaded, laughing and making more friends.

Whatever the case may be, feel free to email me.

I would love to make a new friend or just to help someone in any way possible.

Fear is the first of many foes and while it doesn’t look like it can draw up stress, either directly or indirectly.

To counter this, I just try to find the positives in many bad outcomes and smile about it.

It sounds dumb in theory and in practice and then there are many things that don’t have positive solutions, but I always keep trying.

I’m going to tell a secret.

Last semester I was not sure that I would come back to ESU because of my suspension.

It was either I come back this spring or you come back next spring, when all my friends would have graduated and moved on from this school.

As hard as this was for me, I found the positive outlook, that I could stay home in Philadelphia and try to get a job, earn up and maybe surprise my friends here.

Doing my best and considering that these were my options were very hard decisions and thoughts that I had to live with, but I have survived and made it back on to normal status.

Do not over think situations and blow them out of proportion.

For the most part, this is very hard to control.

It requires a major part of control of your temper, as I stated before in my last article, I have a very bad temper that I can work on and sometimes I can blow things out of proportion.

I don’t inherently mean I would want to.

Take the time to analyze everything that you see, everything that happened and this will, in turn, help you not overstress.

Couples tend to fight on the premise that they do not listen or when they are displaying facts or arguing they are always blaming the partner instead of asking the question, “what I should have done?”

When you get into a fight or an argument, what you try to do is look at the problem or any life situation from their point of view. Then, you think of your point of view and figure out what was wrong on both sides.

At the end, you try to figure out what you could have done better.

Take time for yourself to breathe and do some things for yourself.

When you take time for yourself, you make yourself the most important person.

Not to put it in a bad way, but everyone can use some time apart or sometime alone to themselves.

We need this to feel better about ourselves, or just to build some confidence and feel better about ourselves.

What I like to do is try and experiment with different things, some things fail, some work.

Treat yourself to something nice.

Go for something better than you usually do.

Make sure you can look at the world with a much better perspective than when you left to do things by yourself.

Email Glenn at:
gwilliam18@live.esu.edu

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