Posts Tagged ‘stress’

If you have a heart, chances are it has been broken before. Maybe a relative died or an ex broke your heart (word of advice: don’t blog about it. Yikes!), but something happened that put your ticker through some emotional distress.

For most of us, a broken heart is just a figure of speech. Sure, you can’t eat, you can’t sleep and you don’t enjoy the things you once loved, but there’s little physical pain attached to the heartache. For a select few people, however, a broken heart can mimic the agony of an actual heart attack.

Broken Heart Syndrome was first identified in the 1990s by Japanese medical researchers. The condition, caused by a sudden rush of hormones and adrenaline, can actually cause one’s heart to begin behaving as though it’s having a heart attack. But while the body’s experiencing the symptoms of a heart attack, it isn’t suffering from the physical damage associated with such a medical trauma. Sure, broken hearts are a pain, but they don’t actually clog your arteries. (The food consumed during a broken heart, however, just might.)

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It’s a shame I’m saying this, but yes, I have gotten the infamous Senioritis…already. I have all the symptoms of it: wanting to skipping class, no motivation whatsoever, mood swings, boredom, laziness, unproductive all-nighters, and lounging around everywhere. What sucks the most is that it’s midterm week and I caught this deadly disease. But I think I know what really caused this: The Career Fair.

Almost every time this event comes around, I get depressed and stressed because I have to dress up, get my résumés all polished and ready, and have my A game on. Then when I get to the event, I just feel hopeless and lost because most of the companies are looking for U.S. citizens. After that, I break down and cry–just kidding.

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