I can’t really say that I’m an expert on dealing with stress because there are days when I just want to shave my head because the thought of having hair and washing it everyday stresses the shit out of me. I know, I know… psycho right? So a part of me understands Britney Spears and why she went from this…

Old Britney Spears

to this.

Bald Britney Spears

She was just simply psychotic stressed out… and heavily medicated.

Complaining Helps

Every medical student likes to bitch and moan. I would really hate to be the teacher who has to hear all of it. Then again they take it out on us at the end of the year when finals roll around. So what goes around comes around… Except for the fact that it’s not fair that we get it 3 times as bad. OK done complaining… FOR NOW.

Meditation

 

monkey-meditating

I can’t say that I’ve tried this unless you count trying to put yourself in awkward positions during the “wild monkey dance.” If you don’t know what the “wild monkey dance” is than you’re way too young to be reading this! Anyway, medication.. Oops meditation does have it’s benefits. [Insert benefits here]. No seriously, apparently it calms you down and some claim that it has stopped them from smoking, reducing road rage, and prevent them from attacking their annoying patients… in broad daylight.

Exercise

 

Woman bodybuilder

It seems like everyday I see some of the girls in my class put on the pounds like it was in fashion. I’m sure some of the guys in my class have put on a few lumps here and there, but I was busy looking at the girls. Sorry. Exercise releases endorphins and endorphins make people happy. It’s really like natural crack. So why don’t “overweight” people exercise? Simple, it’s because they don’t want to be happy. I find that exercising provides me with the opportunity to clear my mind and refocus my life.

So how do you guys deal with stress in general? Please give me some pointers because between inappropriately over-exercising my right hand and bitching to the medical gods I’m running out of ideas!