23 Jan 2020
#CareerBytes: Five useful tips for students to help manage stress
The exam season is almost here with the CBSE, ICSE, and other state board exams and college exams set to commence in the next few months.
Exams can be quite stressful for students. Apart from exams, factors like performance expectations, deadlines, workload, etc. can induce stress. However, it is important for students to overcome it.
Here are some useful tips for stress management.
Students should develop the habit of studying every day
It is important for students to stay on top of their school studies, assignments, and coursework to beat stress.
They should focus on studies and make study time a part of their daily schedule even when there are no upcoming exams; they should have a proper study schedule and adhere to it.
Staying up-to-date with studies will help students learn in a stress-free way.
Adopt time management techniques; stop procrastination
Students should also learn how to manage time properly. They should adopt time management techniques in order to lead a stress-free life.
Many students tend to procrastinate on their studies, academic work, or other activities and postpone them to the last-minute, which leads to piling up of work and increases the burden/stress on them. So, one must stop procrastinating to avoid unnecessary stress.
Try meditation, perform light physical activities for overall well-being
Students must also develop good habits that will help them deal with stress and maintain good health.
They can try meditation and perform light exercises/activities or yoga for physical and mental well-being.
It's also necessary to find the right balance between studies and other activities to keep stress at bay. They can also pursue their hobbies, passions, and other activities they are inclined towards.
Talk to parents or friends if you're facing any issues
In case students are facing some issues with their studies or anything else, they should talk to someone they trust to overcome stress and let their thoughts out instead of isolating themselves.
Stress can get worse when someone feels lonely and tries to isolate themselves. Sometimes, spending time/interacting with family or friends is all that is needed to reduce the stress levels.
#4: Get sufficient sleep, eat healthy food
Students should also ensure that they stick to a healthy routine. They should get sufficient rest to reduce stress. One must sleep for at least 6-7 hours every day. Eating healthy food and avoiding junk food as much as possible is also essential.