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Study Stress - Self Improvement

Study Stress

With an Infographic

According to The Anxiety and Depression Association of America, over 40% of college students experience anxiety and stress caused by their studies.

College can be an exciting time in your life. Students often feel enthusiastic about the changes in their lives: new friends, new experiences, exciting extracurricular activities, etc. However, along with many positive changes, students can also encounter stress and its negative consequences.


Actually, stress is not always negative. There are two types of stress, which we’ll discuss below.

  • Positive stress, also called eustress, keeps us motivated. Eustress plays a significant role in maintaining our sense of well-being, encouraging us to achieve our goals, and helping us stay healthy. For example, you have probably encountered eustress during your first day at school, after a good training in the gym, on a first date, etc.
  • Negative stress, or distress, makes us feel irritated, nervous, angry, and even depressed. This type of stress negatively affects our mental and physical health. It also diminishes student performance and reduces your ability to deal with college study pressure.

To help you distinguish between eustress and distress, we’ve prepared a list of negative stress symptoms. Check them out below:

Physical symptoms:

  • Headaches
  • Stomach aches
  • Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
  • Muscle aches
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Low energy

Mental symptoms:

  • Irritability
  • Anger
  • Sadness
  • Sense of isolation
  • Anxiousness
  • Lack of concentration
  • Altered eating habits
  • Troubles with falling asleep at night and drowsiness during day hours

Constant pressure can cause severe health problems. The best way to deal with study stress is to learn more about stress management techniques and find out which work for you. That’s why we prepared an infographic that examines the most common causes of study stress and provides advice on how to help yourself when you feel under pressure.

If you still can’t summon the energy to study and constantly feel too tired to get up in the morning for classes, you might want to consider taking a year off from college. In this infographic, you’ll also find the benefits of taking a gap year.

Infographic on Study Stress

Infographic by Yvonne McQuarrie IvyPanda


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