First, recognize stress:
Stress symptoms include mental, social, and physical manifestations. These include exhaustion, loss of/increased appetite, headaches, crying, sleeplessness, and oversleeping. Feelings of alarm, frustration, or apathy may accompany stress.

If you feel that stress is affecting your studies,a first option is to seek help through your educational counseling center.

Stress Management is the ability to maintain control when situations, people, and events make excessive demands.What you can do to manage your stress? What are some strategies?Here we go:-

Look around

See if there really is something you can change or control in the situation

Learn how to best relax yourself

Meditation and breathing exercises have been proven to be very effective in controlling stress.

Practice clearing your mind of disturbing thoughts.
Remove yourself from the stressful situationGive yourself a break if only for a few moments daily

Set realistic goals for yourself

Reduce the number of events going on in your life and you may reduce the circuit overload

Don't sweat the small stuff

Try to prioritize a few truly important things and let the rest slide

Don't overwhelm yourselfby fretting about your entire workload.

Handle each task as it comes, or selectively deal with matters in some priority

Selectively change the way you react,but not too much at one time.

Focus on one troublesome thing and manage your reactions to it/him/her

Change the way you see things

Learn to recognize stress for what it is. Increase your body's feedback and make stress self-regulating

Avoid extreme reactions;Why hate when a little dislike will do?

Why generate anxiety when you can be nervous? Why rage when anger will do the job? Why be depressed when you can just be sad?Do something for othersto help get your mind off your self

Get enough sleep

Lack of rest just aggravates stress

Work off stress with physical activity, whether it's jogging, tennis, gardening

Try to "use" stress

If you can't fight what's bothering you and you can't flee from it, flow with it and try to use it in a productive way

Try to be positive

Give yourself messages as to how well you can cope rather than how horrible everything is going to be. "Stress can actually help memory, provided it is short-term and not too severe. Stress causes more glucose to be delivered to the brain, which makes more energy available to neurons. This, in turn, enhances memory formation and retrieval. On the other hand, if stress is prolonged, it can impede the glucose delivery and disrupt memory." All Stressed Up, St. Paul Pioneer Press Dispatch, p. 8B, Monday, November 30, 1998

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