When you’re staying up late to finish that English essay, study for your Biology test and learn your lines for the drama play, all while counselling your best friend through her break-up and babysitting your little brother, it’s natural to feel a little overwhelmed!
Feeling stressed is your body’s way of protecting itself from emotional or physical pressure, or, in extreme situations, danger.
In fact, a little bit of stress can be good for you; looming deadlines or wanting to do well can push you to work hard and do a good job.
When stress builds up, however, it can have serious impacts on your mood, your health and your ability to get things done.