College Stress: Are You Smarter Than A College Student?

by Doc Orman, M.D.


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If you’ve been following this stress relief blog, you know that April is Stress Awareness Month.  You also know that for my part in raising stress awareness this year, I have chosen to focus on helping college students learn how to deal with stress more successfully. 

Now if you aren’t currently a college student, have no fear.  Everything I have to say about college students and college stress can benefit you and all other adults, whether or not you ever attended college. 

Test Your Stress IQ 

On April 2, 2012, I published a new College Stress Relief E-Book that is now available for free download by any college student or high school senior. If you’d like to see the press release announcing the official launch of this new college stress relief resource, just click on the highlighted link. 

This press release directs readers to a website http://collegestress.net where they can download the complete 173-page e-book.  This site also contains a short Stress IQ Test, which is designed to give college students and high school seniors a general idea of what the e-book contains, and what it is designed to teach them. 

Are You Smarter Than A College Student?

If you’d like to match wits with the college students and others who go to this website and take the test, you can do so right here, in this blog post today. 

The short 7-question exercise (listed below) will test just how well you understand stress today.  It might also reveal how much of what you currently believe to be true about stress, really isn’t true at all.   Are you ready?

Test Your Stress IQ—Decide If Each Statement Below Is True or False

(NOTE: If you’ve been following this blog for some time, you will probably recognize some familiar themes that have previously been addressed.)

Statements About Stress:

1. Stress is something that actually exists.

2. Stress is something that human beings frequently suffer from.

3. There are basically two types of stress: good stress and bad stress.

4. The best way to deal with stress is to avoid it or learn how to manage it.

5. Some stress is good for us in that it can motivate us and make us more productive.

6. Stress is an unavoidable, inevitable, inescapable part of modern life.

7. There are only three ways to deal with strong negative emotions such as anger–a) express them; b) suppress them; or c) manage them.

How Did You Do?

How do you think you did with this simple test?  How many of the seven statements above did you recognize as being true? How many did you recognize as being false?

Do you believe more are true than false, or more false than true?

Here Are The Correct Answers

What if I told you that every single one of the statements above is false. Tough to believe, yes? But that’s what the correct answers are.  

You see, all of the seven statements above represent very common myths and misconceptions about stress that just about everyone believes in today–yet they are not really true.

Much like you, I thought I knew what was true about stress for the first 30 years of my life. Then I woke up and realized that most of what I’d been taught about stress, even in medical school, was pure rubbish.

When I say “I woke up,” I don’t mean that my whole understanding of human stress transformed overnight.  It took several years to unfold. But once I found much better ways of thinking about stress, I’ve never gone back to my old ways of thinking.

And I never will!

So if you are new to this blog, and you don’t have any idea what I am talking about, just stick around for a while (or read some of the previous posts) and you’ll soon catch on. 

And if you are a college student or a high school senior, who just happened to stumble upon this blog for the very first time, please go to http://collegestress.net and download your free copy of my new College Stress Relief E-Book. 

You’ll be very happy you did. 

P.S. The College Stress Relief E-Book is an immediate PDF download. You do not need to submit an email or register to obtain it.

Enter Your Name And Email Below To Get Instant Access To This Content-Packed, Eye-Opening, 24-page Report

 

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