Balancing day to day tasks can make it difficult to find time for other activites. However, there are solutions that can help someone balance their every day life such as eating right, sleeping and relaxing.
In 2011, 39 percent of adults said their stress level had increased over the past year, and 44 percent of adults said their stress level had increased over the past five years, according to American Psychological Association’s website.
The increase in stress was due to people’s expectations of what was acceptable in achieving their goals, related to their own sense of well-being.
Tasha Griffen, a freshman studying art, said that by creating balance and getting fruits and vegetables, she is able to handle the stress and fatigues of school.
“They are my go-to energizer and brain boost,” Griffen said. “Without my ‘green’ juice or ‘green’ smoothie for breakfast, I wouldn’t last [as] long throughout the day. The fatigue will come and stress will take control.”
Libby Nelson, a senior studying English and Spanish education, said there are a few things that help her avoid stress.
“I make scripture study and prayer a priority for my every day routine,” Nelson said. “I manage time so there is at least half an hour everyday where I can laugh with roommates or friends.”
Bradford Glavan official wesbite, an M.D. of pulmonary and critical care medicine, said on his website that people should stay organized in order to stay balanced and not stressed.
“Put personal events [or] non-work time on the calendar well in advance,” Glavan said, “If you don’t treat this time as seriously as work obligations, work will inevitably encroach on it.”
He also said it’s important to realize how much one can handle.
“Knowing when to say ‘no’ is an art that must be mastered,” Glavan said.
Riley Burbank, a sophomore studying music, said finding balance in his schedule is important to his academic performance.
“My goal is to balance my schedule. If I don’t, it makes me tired, and [then] it’s hard to perform the best.”
Burbank said as he prepares for midterms, he hopes to make better use of his time and get as much sleep as he can.
“Balance is the best thing a person can strive to do in their lives,” Burbank said.