All students experience stress from studying. Excess information, inability to control what is happening and a lack of understanding of what should be done can lead to stress. To cope with stress, try redefining your habits and attitude towards the learning process. Decide what is most important to you and make lifestyle changes that will help you deal with stress.
#1 Make a schedule
Every day you should have enough time for daily duties, study and rest. A person is very nervous if he feels that he does not have enough time. If you are an owl, prepare clothes for tomorrow in the evening. Take time to do your homework every night. The schedule will help you deal with stress, as you will know exactly what you need to do and where. You do not have to make decisions at the last minute.
#2 Ask for help
If you don’t know how to respond to a difficult situation, find someone to help you. If you are a student, speak with a teacher, consult an essay writing service, or find a psychologist. If you need to resolve the issue right now, talk to someone in the school office or ask for permission to go out and talk with a person who is in another part of the building. Everyone needs to ask for help from time to time. Seeking help does not mean that you are dependent on others or are stupid. Recognition of one’s weaknesses is a sign of the mind. When asking for help, provide as much important information as possible: how you determined the source of the problem, what you did to solve it, and so on.
#3 Breakfast cannot be skipped!
Breakfast is the basis of the diet. It is known that the main meal should be about 30-40% of the total human diet. Breakfast should be hearty in order to provide a person with energy for the first half of the day. The maximum consumption of kilocalories is observed from 8 to 12. It is very important that the body does not starve during this period.
#4 Put things in order at the workplace
Allocate a convenient workplace for yourself, and it will be easier for you to keep calm. Your workplace should be located away from noisy places so you can focus on your studies. Use reminder pictures, markers, and handy stationery you might need. Remember that you can organize a workplace differently than others. It is important to understand what is convenient for you. If you are working at a computer, turn off the browser or set limits on the time you can spend on non-academic matters so as not to be distracted.
#5 Plan relaxing activities
Even if you are very nervous, take the time to plan something that will help you deal with stress and you will get distracted. Walking, a warm foam bath or daily meditation can help keep you calm. Find activities that don’t take a lot of time (for example, jump on a trampoline while listening to your favorite song, or play with a dog for 10 minutes).
So, let’s sum it all up. Try to keep track of your daily routine. Watch whether you have slept enough, ate, or rested after school. Watch out for food. Your diet should have enough foods that contain B vitamins and magnesium (vegetables, fruits, strawberries or blueberries). And try to keep yourself physically relaxed. For example, you can make baths with aromatic salt, or make tea with chamomile.
Keep calm and study!