Stress management skills may be especially useful to college seniors
Tuesday, 06 September 2011 16:00
Today's university students are dealing with the prospect of entering a job market in which they will be required to work long hours, if they're lucky enough to even find employment. This is on top of the usual pressures of college schoolwork.
As a result, scientists at Wake Forest University have made some suggestions to young adults preparing to graduate and start a job or an internship.
First, daily routines can help ease the transition into adulthood. This means making time for work and play, a skill that may stave off stress later on.
Next, setting boundaries for when it's time to complete a task and when it should be slept on and given more thought is key in developing time management skills.
"There will always be something left to do tomorrow, but studies show people who recognize the 'just enough' point tend to be more successful and feel less overworked," said Samuel Gladding, professor and chair of the department of counseling at Wake Forest.
In a competitive job market, knowing how to keep stress and anger in check may prove to be valuable assets, since workers with anxiety problems tend to exhibit poor employee performance
and contribute to overall workplace stress