Learning how to manage stress at university

Feeling stressed is a normal part of student life but there are healthy ways to deal with it

The majority of university students experience high levels of stress while studying for their degree. Making time in one's schedule to relax and socialise is very important. Socialising may help one to build a network of people to rely upon for socia
The majority of university students experience high levels of stress while studying for their degree. Making time in one's schedule to relax and socialise is very important. Socialising may help one to build a network of people to rely upon for social support.ST FILE PHOTO

According to studies, the top three sources of stress among students are coursework deadlines, exams, and balancing study with other commitments. Going to university can also mean living away from home for the first time, less sleep, poor eating habits and money worries.

It is clear that the majority of university students experience high levels of stress while studying for their degree. But a few simple stress reduction techniques and small lifestyle changes can help with this. So if you are a student, or heading off to university for the first time, here is what you need to know about managing stress.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 24, 2018, with the headline 'Learning how to manage stress at varsity'. Subscribe