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Symptoms Of Stress And Top 8 Stress Sustain Tips For Students

What is stress

Stress is a feeling of emotional or physical tension. It can come from any event or thought that makes you feel frustrated, angry, or nervous. Stress is your body's reaction to a challenge or demand. In short bursts, stress can be positive, such as when it helps you avoid danger or meet a deadline.

The life of a student can be a stressful one. Factors such as homework, social life, perceived parental pressure, university applications, and never-ending workloads all generate stress which is harmful for our health and also for our mind.

Although research shows that a moderate amount of stress can be beneficial and act as a motivator for students to do well, too much stress can impact their overall well-being. So much so, that 70% of students report that depression and anxiety are a “major problem” in their school community nowday's.

Chronic stress can also lead to poor academic achievement, increase the likelihood of dropping out of school, and diminish motivation.So that is why it is very important to have a balance between the teacher and the children so that their teacher can identify why and why their students are getting stressed.


. “The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.”

— William James

How does it impacts on life of student

According to the American Institute of Stress, 4 in 5 college students experience frequent stress. Unchecked stress can lead to physical side effects like trouble concentrating, irritability, a lack of energy, appetite changes, a weakened immune system, and trouble sleeping.

In addition to the negative side effects stress brings, more college students than ever report feeling it for extended periods. Although the majority of this stress often stems from coursework, other factors, such as family, friends, and work, can increase stress and contribute to undesirable academic and personal outcomes.

Symptoms Of stress

Symptoms of stress are as follow :-

  • Physical symptoms
  • Emotional symptoms
  • Behavioral symptoms
  • Cognitive symptoms
  • Physical Symptoms: Sweating, increased heart rate or blood pressure, vertigo, shortness of breath, muscle tension, headaches, stomachaches, fatigue
  • Emotional Symptoms: Hostility, irritability, and other mood changes; increased worrying; feelings of helplessness; loneliness
  • Behavioral Symptoms: Binge or reduced eating, drug or alcohol misuse, decreased sex drive, erratic sleep habits
  • Cognitive Symptoms: Memory loss, loss of concentration, negative outlook, dissociation (i.e., disconnection from your thoughts, feelings, and identity

8 Tips To Sustain Stress

Get enough sleep

Students, with their packed schedules, are notorious for missing sleep. Unfortunately, operating in a sleep-deprived state puts you at a distinct disadvantage. You’re less productive, you may find it more difficult to learn, and you may even be a hazard behind the wheel.

Don't neglect your sleep schedule. Aim to get at least 8 hours a night and take power naps when you need them

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Exercise regularly

One of the healthiest ways to blow off steam is to get regular exercise. Students can work exercise into their schedules by doing yoga in the morning, walking or biking to campus, or reviewing for tests with a friend while walking on a treadmill at the gym. Starting now and keeping a regular exercise practice throughout your lifetime can help you live longer and enjoy your life more. I also do exercise regulary to overcome stress and trust me after exercising your body will feel great.


Practicing visualization

Visualization helps relieve that pressure because your mind can relax as you start to imagine the answer to your problems, or picture yourself far away from them. With visualization, you step outside of your current troubled moment and let your physical, emotional, and mental “self” decompress. You can also use visualizations to prepare for presentations and score higher on tests by vividly seeing yourself performing just as you’d like to.

Take Calming Breaths

A quick way to calm down and overcome stress is to practice breathing exercises. These can be done virtually anywhere to relieve stress in minutes, and are especially effective for reducing anxiety before or even during tests, as well as during other times when stress feels overwhelming. I personally used to do this whenever I feel tiered or stressed.


Practice Progressive Muscle Relaxation (PMR)

PMR is a type of relaxation technique that can help reduce the symptoms of stress. It involves tensing and then relaxing individual muscles one at a time. This slows breathing, brings a person's focus to the present moment, and activates the body's relaxation response

With practice, you can learn to release stress from your body in seconds. This can be particularly helpful for students because it can be adapted to help relaxation efforts before sleep for deeper sleep, something students can always use, or even to relax and reverse test-induced panic before or during a test.


Listen to Music

Faster music can make you feel more alert and concentrate better. Upbeat music can make you feel more optimistic and positive about life. A slower tempo can quiet your mind and relax your muscles, making you feel soothed while releasing the stress of the day. Music is effective for relaxation and stress management. It is said that there is a lot of power in music, it can fill the biggest wounds . That's why people like to listen to songs when they are upset, it gives a very relaxed feeling.

Students can harness the benefits of music by playing classical music while studying, playing upbeat music to "wake up" mentally, or relaxing with the help of their favorite slow melodies.


Eat a Healthy Diet

A balanced diet can support a healthy immune system and the repair of damaged cells. It provides the extra energy needed to cope with stressful events. Early research suggests that certain foods like polyunsaturated fats including omega-3 fats and vegetables may help to regulate cortisol levels.


Use Positive Thinking and Affirmations

Positive thinking can reduce your stress level, help you feel better about yourself (and the situation) and improve your overall well-being and outlook. The only problem is that it's not always easy to be positive and some circumstances make it more of a challenge than others.

Positive thinking can reduce your stress level, help you feel better about yourself (and the situation) and improve your overall well-being and outlook. The only problem is that it's not always easy to be positive and some circumstances make it more of a challenge than others.

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