Outcome: Stress

Young female college student with short pink hair and blue glasses is frowning and leaning over a table. In her hand is a jarful of pink punch or juice with a straw.

Being in control of your life and having realistic expectations about your day­-to-­day challenges are the keys to stress management, which is perhaps the most important ingredient to living a happy, healthy and rewarding life. ­

—Marilu Henner, actress


By the end of this section, you will be able to:

  • Identify sources and signs of stress, particularly for college students
  • List healthy ways of managing stress that fit your current lifestyle