While most of us indiscriminately link a child’s inability to perform desirably in examinations to his lack of academic abilities, hardly any one attributes the same to stress. It’s difficult to understand why. There is no dearth of reasons why a student can’t be stressed and there is also no dearth of reasons why his stress can affect his academic performance adversely. And, what are the possible reasons behind stress among modern students? Peer pressure, future plans, examination blues and the like. And, what more? Today, there are a lot of students who are actually juggling part time jobs and studies at the same time. Stress, as such, is regularity.
Exploring a few ways in which students can beat stress
It is very important to identify stress as a possible deterrent towards desirable academic performance. Nightline Association had carried out a survey in 2013 in which it was found that 65% of students feel stressed. Educating yourself about ways to successfully combat stress is essential. Here are a few ways in which you can do the same.
Shell out 10 minutes every day for meditation. Work on your breathing techniques in order to ensure that the oxygen received by your body is circulated well throughout your bloodstream. It will help you drive away mental fatigue.
It is very important to have a balanced healthy diet. Eat a lot of fresh vegetables and fruits. Orange juices and other such juices filled with vitamin C are known to bolster immunity.
Indulge in some kind of exercise
Studying, doing part time jobs (in certain cases) and exercising – you might as well think it’s a lot of work. However, it’ll all be well worth it. Take part in a sporting activity for at least once a week. If you think you cannot work out intensively you can at least try and walk every day for 30 minutes.
And last but not the least – make sure you are taking proper breaks between studies. Have a proper routine (which subject will you study every day and for how long) and make sure the routine consists of due breaks. There is no point in working hard meaninglessly. Studying relentlessly without proper breaks might as well lead to burnout. Adopt a systematic approach to studying.
Do what you like besides studying. Painting, singing, dancing, piano or for that matter any other hobby may act as a great outlet.
Are you student? What do you do to beat stress?