Monday, December 29, 2008

Students and stress

"The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, nor to anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly. "            -Buddha

 Pressures facing college students have been a cause of concern because of their impact both on mental health and academic performance. In recent years, homesickness and worries associated with meeting course requirements are good examples, although non academic worries are often included. Individuals in colleges and universities experience a wide array of stressful events. Many students move away from home for the first time. This can necessitate leaving all previously learned support systems such as parents, siblings and high school friends. Students may need to develop entirely new social contacts. They might be responsible for their own needs for the first time. They may have difficulty adjusting to more rigorous academic expectations and the need to learn to deal with individuals of differing cultures and beliefs.  The term has also been used to refer to life events and difficulties such as bereavement or financial hardship that may be considered universally threatening without the proviso in assessment that the event caused stress, upset, or worry. If students successfully cope with changes and challenges, it can also provide the opportunity to learn new competencies and to develop new and rewarding social relationships. To reduce the academic stress and increase your performance,

check your ABCD...

  • Avoidance - you avoid something even it is very important
  • Believe - self- created limitations
  • Comparison- that demotivates you
  • Distraction - obstacles, findout what bulling you back
  • Effort - how / where you spend most of your time, energy
  • Feel it then Fix it


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