In the whirlwind of exams, assignments, labs, and applying to jobs and graduate programs, life can get a little hectic during school. When there’s so much on your plate, it seems counterintuitive to take regular breaks and give yourself time to breathe and relax.
Stress can be caused by many different situations, but it can also affect many different parts of your life. For me personally, it affects my food habits the most; specifically what I am eating and how much I am eating. This then cycles back to being more stressed out because I am hungry, not eating the right foods, and worried about possibly gaining or losing too much weight, while still having to do all the things that made me stressed out in the first place.