Stressing myself out

Aubree George, Columnist

Have you ever heard a doctor say that “putting too much stress on yourself isn’t good for your health”? I personally know that this is true, because I have had an experience that involved making hard decisions and putting too much stress on myself. Once you get involved in school sports, life can become chaotic with everything else going on.

I was once in a situation where I had to choose between going to watch my sister play in conference for volleyball and skip one of my first basketball games of the season, or miss her volleyball game that would determine if they’re going to state and go to all of my basketball games. This was a very hard decision for me to make, and with knowing that both options would have a consequence in follow, I put a lot of extra stress on myself than I should have.

In the end, I ended up picking to compete in all of my basketball games, and missing my sister’s volleyball game. Luckily, I was able to watch my sister play on TV, which gave me the opportunity to watch her team (Kaycee Buckaroos) win, sending them to compete in state. 

In conclusion, I believe that we all need to be more aware of how much unnecessary stress we are putting on ourself. It has been proven that putting too much stress on yourself can affect your health, in a bad way.  When it comes time to make a hard decision, you can always weigh out the negatives and positives of your options, and then make your decision from there.  Also, you could reach out to a friend or family member, and ask them what their opinion is on the situation. Stay Calm.