The cliché of the chilled student with days filled with endless amounts of time is long history.
Studying has become a full-time job with the introduction of the bachelor’s or master’s degree, and many students can tell you a thing or two about the effects of the current system. Stress, excessive demands and pressure are now part of everyday life at universities. No matter what your stress trigger is in your studies, you can do something about it with these tips.
If you are constantly under pressure and suffer from the effects of too much stress, your body automatically reacts with very specific symptoms. This has to do with the fact that stress leads to the activation of your sympathetic nervous system, which is part of the autonomic nervous system. Your body is prepared for the fight or flight response with the help of the body’s own cortisol, cortisone, adrenaline and noradrenaline. In the short term, this makes sense and represents a completely natural reaction of the body that has ensured our survival for generations. But if the body is constantly overwhelmed with this hormone cocktail and lacks the balance through the activation of the parasympathetic nervous system, you are constantly trimmed for flight. This, has consequences for your health and well-being. In the short term and in the long term, you may experience these physical and psychological symptoms:
When stress takes over you, it’s often not so easy to find a way to release it on your own. However, the feeling that you are able to do something about it, is the first and most important step. We have summarized for you which points you should observe, when you’re feeling really weighed down. The good news is that you will definitely be able to better the situation:
People cope with stress differently and for different lengths of time. While some are able to hide their suffering, others develop exam anxiety and may even be pushed to the edge of dropping out of their studies. To prevent this from happening, you should take the following tips to heart so that you can enjoy your education, rather than suffer from it.