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Three Steps to Stress-Free Studying

Studying can be stressful! We've got some tips to help clear your mind and relax.

By S4 Study Skills

“I’m so stressed!” That is one of the most common complaints we hear from students. With all the coursework and homework required of every student, on top of activities and other commitments, you might look at your workload and want to scream. Here are some tips for stopping stress in its tracks.

 

1. Get organized.

Get a planner. Take it with you to class and note assignments and test dates immediately. Make a schedule. Keeping assignments and tasks under control can reduce stress.

 

2. Breathe.

Deep-breathing exercises can be a great way to get rid of pent-up stress. One exercise you can do is to sit in a relaxed position, inhale deeply through your nose right into your belly. Slowly exhale through your mouth. Repeat this a few times. Your brain will get the message to slow down and relax.

 

3. Take an exercise break.

The fitter you are, the clearer your mind will be. Try to exercise regularly. Set aside time to walk, jog, dance, or take a bike ride. Just 15–30 minutes of exercise each day reduces stress and boosts your mind power. When you are feeling overwhelmed, try doing some jumping jacks or push-ups to relieve stress. Then get back to studying with a clear and stress-free mind.

 

For more stress-busting strategies, subscribe here to receive this week’s Thursday Tips from S4.

Contact us by phone at 203-307-5455, or email info@S4StudySkills.com, to find out about upcoming study skills workshops that may benefit your student.

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