Session on Stress Management
4th November 2022
Almost everyone in these times is facing stress to some extent and college students are no exceptions. Transition from school to college, increased responsibilities, tough competition, lack of time management, peer pressure and lack of self-care are primary reasons for stress in college students. Seeing these scenarios Dronacharya College of Engineering, Gurugram decided to conduct a session on Stress Management under the guidance of Ms. Vertika Shukla (Product Manager, Internshala).
Ms. Vertika explained, Stress is nothing but a response to circumstances of life. It is not always true that stress is bad. Stress to a certain extent is actually good; it increases the productivity of a person. She explained, stress and productivity actually follow a Gaussian curve, to some extent stress can help in increasing productivity of a person but after a certain threshold it can cause trauma and breakdown of a person.
Ms. Vertika explained, stress is an inbuilt part of life, the idea is not to remove stress from life but to handle it properly so that it does not affect your mental and emotional state. She further told students taking care of yourself by promoting a healthy lifestyle, having a good friends group, and improving management skills can help in coping with stress. She emphasized on the fact that it is not okay to follow perfectionism, it is important to make mistakes and to learn from them, it is also equally important to treat everyone with kindness and compassion including yourself.
The speaker further also explained the importance of practicing meditation and yoga on a daily basis to reduce stress levels. She explained how yoga and meditation have helped people to remain calm in tough times and have helped them in coping with stressful situations. In the end she encouraged everyone to have a good friend circle where one can “Let it out”, where one can have heart to heart conversations with their peers. She explained the importance of a friendly work environment and the impact it creates on a person.
The session ended with a vote of thanks from Principal Prof.(Dr.) Isha Malhotra.