control and hard times
Entered into a conversation about stress with a fellow grad student the other day. I suggested that control seemed to be a big part of stress for students. For example, when multiple classes have similar deadlines a students stresses that there is nothing that can be done to change the situation. Just the knowledge that a teacher may be willing to adapt or change takes a lot of stress off. My fellow student agreed. She added to the conversation that she felt that after going through some really hard times, it was much easier to handle stress. It seemed simply knowing she had survived difficulty made the present trials seems manageable.