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Study stress

Stress can take various forms. It’s important to realize that stress is an unavoidable aspect of life, your body's natural reaction to an unexpected or exciting situation. In itself, feeling stress is not a bad thing. But when you start to experience severe episodes of stress or chronic stress, your body will tell you that it’s time to stop and take a step back. It is important to be aware of what is happening when you find yourself in a stressful situation. Go for a walk outside to distance yourself from the situation (literally) and clear your mind. Or go somewhere quiet and do some breathing exercises to calm your body down.


How to reduce your stress level?

In addition to learning to cope with peak stress moments, it’s also a good idea to reduce your general stress level. Try to anticipate negative stress by taking a critical look at the patterns in your day-to-day life. Where can you make improvements? What can you do to reduce stress? Look for ways to let off steam and incorporate them into your daily routines. Try the ACLO and Usva websites to find a sport or a relaxing or creative hobby for yourself. The UG Student Service Centre also arranges courses such as mindfulness.

Enrol for a course at the SSC

The SSC is there to help you learn effective studying techniques. After all, it’s probably easier to prevent study stress than cure it. If you are having problems writing reports, for example, or giving presentations, sign up for one of the SSC’s study skills courses. They include ‘Effective Studying’, ‘Academic Writing Skills’ and ‘Prepare Yourself to Present’. They also give courses about examination techniques and coping with fear of failure. These courses cost between € 0 and €40 each.

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