It's all too easy for a little bit of stress to transform into a monster if it's not managed. Monsters that will follow you everywhere you go.
This survival guide will get you up to speed on what to look out for. Then you can be on guard and know the weapons you can deploy to deal with them efficiently.
Know your zombie
The more you fill your brain, the hungrier they get!
Are the stresses of exams following you around like a bad smell? A smell as strong as the undead? Sometimes small exam nerves can turn into beasts that prey on your mind day and night. Last thing you'd want is to not be able to focus in an exam you could have smashed.
Beware, they always want more!
Is that regret you feel after a big night becoming a little too familiar? A bit like an irritating zombie? It can be easy to get caught up in party antics and let other priorities take the back seat. Be sure to take control before the monster sucks you in for good.
DRIVING TEST PRESSURE
How to get your P's when it's World War Z
Pressure to pass your P's test can suck on your brains like no other. In the lead up to the test, with your mates and parents egging you on, little nerves can turn into an enormous weight. Stock up on handy tips to ensure pressure won't drive you to distraction.
When you've got love on your mind, these guys have got your brain on the menu!
This species of worry is notoriously tormenting. It has a way of eating up your brain all day, and continues haunting you even when you're trying to sleep. A lot of guys are in the same boat, so try talking with someone to combat the worries.
They feed off your all-nighters
When the night falls, stress from the day seems to ambush you. This species loves to overwhelm you with worries, and relishes you staying up all night. If you're being pestered by nighttime ambushes, deploy some of the tactics below to ensure you don't come to resemble the walking dead yourself!
- PROCRASTINATION GUILT
Procrastination is their celebration
It's easy to make yourself prone to attack from procrastination guilt. While watching one more YouTube clip instead of doing your homework may be entertaining, the stress that comes out of missing deadlines isn't. To kill off this common breed, pull out the big guns and start setting priorities to get work done.
- BODY DOUBTS
These guys get ego boosts out of your insecurities.
This species is at work every time you catch your reflection and don't feel too good about it. It's not unusual to have a poor body image, but this species feeds off your insecurities. The sooner you respect yourself, the sooner they'll trudge back to their graves.
- FAMILY TROUBLE
This breed preys on lone rangers
Stress from family troubles can stalk you long after you leave the house. While it's not unusual for families to argue, unresolved fights make you vulnerable to attack from this type of stress. Deploy the weapons below.
- PEER PRESSURE
Nothing excites dead heads more than pressure
This breed is one of the most common types out there. There's no doubt that it can be easy to cave in to a bit of pressure from your mates. But every time you do, it makes it harder to break out of the cycle. Luckily there are numerous weapons you can use to combat these pressures and stand your ground.
- PROCRASTINATION GUILT