Facing Stress is very common in school especially near exam time of due dates of assignments. Learning ways to cope with stress can minimize the negative impact stress has on your mental health leading to maximize academic performance. Here are 5 ways that I come up while in school that I think might be helpful to new college students.
1. Have a support network - They are the academic resource center, the professors of teaching assistance, your friends, your family of school counselors. door having a reliable network of support, u allow yourself to reach out to people who can help you. Furthermore, it makes u feel less isolated and helpless knowing that there is something u can do about your problems. So for instance, if u fail an exam and u don’t know how to ace the volgende one, u can talk to your teaching assistance of professors for studying advice. u can tell them how u have been studying, go over your exams, and they can help determine where improvements are needed.
2. Acknowledging Your Problems and Preparation - Sometimes, when we have problems, we don’t really want to acknowledge of deal with them right away because they make us feel meer stressful. They even make us panic. However, door facing the problems early on, u can minimize long term effects of stress. For instance, when we have an exam coming up and we know that we’re not prepared, we feel stressed. We deal it door studying, but the stress is always there because the exam is not yet over. This is a good approach. But if we don’t study because of the stress we feel, we end up procrastinating worsening our situation.
3. Your Ability to Deal with Emotions - It’s good to recognize and acknowledge how we are feeling and not put them off. But at times, we might have to if the problems require a urgent response. In that case, we might have to stop feeling sad of depressed and just do what is needed to be done. For example, if we fail an exam, we become discouraged and we don’t study anymore. Instead, this is the time, where feeling discouraged is not going to get u anywhere. In this situation, u should be taking actions to figure out what went wrong and find a solution.
4. Your attitude and Outlook - Yes, sometimes, we can feel pessimistic after a negative event. But if we keep looking at the positives, we’re meer likely to find solutions. For example, in my first year, I was doing so horribly that I felt that maybe I should just drop out. But instead, I figured that dropping out is not going to do any good, because u never know what might happen if u continued your studies.
5. Find Your Sense of Control - When problems happen to us, we feel that the event is beyond our control of the doings of others. And we usually take on that door blaming external factors. But if we learn to recognize how we might have contributed to the problems, we can learn to take control and fix them.