Depending on their point of experiences some people have developed high tolerances for it while some have not. Whatever, learning to manage stress is recognizing what causes it. Outside of professional help, recognizing the origins of stress is the first step to self stress management. It may also be worth noting that there are stresses that develop gradually. - There are routine problems and there are the unexpected problems. A good part of meetings are fire-fighting issues that could also be avoided. It will also be very useful if one looks at the way time is being spent and make the necessary adjustment from there. Because the time that is allotted for work each week is very limited. It is imperative that time management programs then considers those mentioned above and the following: - Planning preparation and scheduling - Relationships building - Systems and process development - Anticipation and prevention - Developing of action plans, direction and strategic coordination - Crises issues and complaints - Demands from superiors and co workers - Reports, submissions and deadlines - Coordinated work with the general cyclical and action plans - Staff issues and needs. Given the numerous tasks and concerns of the college student ranging from issues on allowances, deadlines, projects, term papers, peers, personal problems, family concerns, jobs, etc. the college student have so much going in their hands. And yet if the college student is to be a professional some day, this is also one of the best advises that they have to take. Say no to interruptions that you can do without. The greatest time stealer between the phone, the visitor, the prolonged break, the e-mail and the chit-chat is the never ending "do you have a minute?" approach. Whenever possible say no. Allow a time each day that is dedicated to projected time lost. One of its best advantages aside from costs and comfort is that it can be learned at the reader's own pace. Good skills are learned that way, a little at a time. The greatest thing that goes against it however is the lack of physical interaction. Another is the language, the amount of dedication that one could have in reading a book.