Here are some tips on managing stress as a student:

  1. Get enough sleep 
  2. Exercise regularly 
  3. Listen to music 
  4. Get organised
  5. Eat a healthy diet 
  6. Take regular breaks 
  7. Change your thinking 

Get Enough Sleep 

Lack of sleep not only makes you moody and irritable, but it increases your stress and anxiety levels.

The recommended hours of sleep are between 7 and 8 hours every day. A good night’s sleep gives your mind and body a chance to relax for preparation of the next day’s tasks. 

Exercise Regularly 

Exercising is one of the best ways to relieve stress. Not only for your body, but your mind too.

Take a 30 minute walk everyday, or try out a sport at least once a week. It helps your body to release endorphins, which make you feel good.

Listen to Music 

Music is one of the simplest ways to relax, it can help reduce stress and calm you down.

Playing classical music while studying is a great way to bring your stress levels down and improve concentration.

Get Organised

Clutter can cause stress and decrease productivity. Organisation is very important as a student, it not only saves you time but reduces stress. 

To be more organised make sure that your:

  • Notes can be easily found
  • Study area is free from distractions
  • Time is managed correctly

Eat a Healthy Diet 

Without realising it, your diet can be a big contributor to your stress levels. As well as, negatively affect your mind’s ability to learn and think.

A healthy diet can boost your brain power and energy levels.

Foods and Drinks that raise stress levels:

  • Caffeine – coffee and energy drinks 
  • High in sugar and sodium 
  • Alcohol 
  • High in fat 
  • Low in nutrients

Instead include the following into your diet:

  • Green leafy vegetables
  • Nuts 
  • Fatty fish 
  • Dark chocolate 
  • Yoghurt 
  • Fruits and fruit juices 

Take Regular Breaks 

Breaks between studying can help you switch off and relax, which can reduce stress levels significantly.

However, it is important to use those breaks wisely. This may be the perfect time to go for that walk, or take a quick power nap.

Change your Thinking 

When you start doubting not being prepared enough for your exam, you are actually wasting valuable study time being stressed.

If you keep focusing on the negatives of a situation, the only thing you will gain from it is mental stress.

Train your brain to change the way you think, be positive. The habit of positive thinking can bring not only better grades, but better health and relationships too.

Instead of getting upset about a bad mark or a missed deadline, learn from your mistakes and try to improve.

A student stressing about their studies with the Bellview Logo

Signs You are Stressed

There are many signs that indicate you may be dealing with stress. 

Signs that you are stressed may include:

  • Easily annoyed 
  • Difficulty concentrating 
  • Struggle to sleep 
  • Feeling overwhelmed or anxious 
  • Loss of appetite 

Common Reasons for Stress

There are many reasons that could create stress for students, common reasons include:

  • School
  • Homework / Assignments 
  • Social Challenges 
  • Relationships 
  • Work 
  • Financial Issues 
  • Balancing Work and Study 
  • Alcohol or Drugs 

Further your Education with Bellview!

Bellview Institute is a distance learning college that offers a variety of accredited courses. Distance learning is ideal for working individuals looking to boost their career.

We have the best benefits for our students, including all year round registration.

We want to be the college that takes you further and helps you reach all your career goals. 

If you are interested in furthering your education, contact us using one of the following ways:

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Kayla Preston
Date Published: 29 December 2020