Strategies Which May Help to Combat Stress

It is inherent for people to dramatise difficulties of a given moment. Human’s existence had never been easy. Let us remember the history of mankind. The entire development of civilization from ancient times to today has been accompanied by continuous stress. In different times people suffered from hunger, wars, deceases, nature cataclysms, conflicts of interests, the necessity to adapt to new forms of social structure and changes of technologies. So stress is not an "achievement" of modernity, it has just reshaped under the influence of new conditions. Nowadays the question of vital importance for the society is to cope with global work-related stress, which is observable in all spheres of human activity. One of the most stress-liable groups is students. It is obvious that they have to cope with great physical and mental tasks. They often have to deal with lucubration in exams period. So stress is a ‘shadow’ of any student. That is why it is important for every student to know how to cope with stress.
Let us consider General Exam Stress-Busting Tips, which have been offered by ISMA (n. d.), a registered charity with a multi-disciplinary professional membership, which exists to promote knowledge and best practice in the prevention and reduction of human stress. ISMA suggests all students
Believe in yourself.
Don’t try to be perfect.
Take steps to overcome problems.
Don’t keep things bottled up.
Keep things in perspective.
In the UK it is estimated that each working day 270,000 people are absent from work with stress and in 1996 sickness absence cost UK business &amp. 12 billion (Ameghino, 1998). The HSE report that almost twenty millions working days a year are lost because of work-related illness, and of the two million suffer from job-linked illnesses, 500,000 workers say that stress is so bad that it is making them ill (Milne, 1998).
According to Arthur (2004, p. 160), "employees do not become stress just because of character flaws or mental health vulnerability. rather the context in which people live and work can stress them".
Work-related stress can be caused by various factors (stressors). The most widespread reasons for stresses are conflicts with leadership and colleagues. Often the stress is determined by congestion with work, overwork.