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Student life is full of original and exciting experiences, and there is often a lot going on. It is essential to take time for yourself to cope with lifestyle changes. Some areas you could focus on are to cope with stress
You may feel that there is a lot of pressure to perform well academically and be social. In addition, older students often state that they feel stressed when they are in financial difficulties and have invested money in their studies as part of a career change, which can create additional pressure to succeed.
This booklet is for anyone experiencing a mental health problem who is a student or considering becoming one. It gives information about how you can look after your mental health while studying, what sources of support are available and how your friends and family can help.
Studying is likely to bring a number of changes to your life. Hopefully it should be enjoyable and interesting, but it can also be challenging – especially if you live with a mental health problem.
Control over schedule
Try to implement stress management strategies before it becomes too much, so you can more efficiently respond to extra pressure during exam times.
Try some mindfulness exercises. There’s a lot of evidence that it can be helpful, especially when it comes to managing stress. Visit our mindfulness pages for more information.
Try a programmer. It can help you keep track of important deadlines and commitments and organize your studies.
Take time to relax. If you leave your desk, you can stay calm even for a short time.
Keep an eye on social engagements to avoid overloading your schedule with deadlines and tests.
Try support and applications online. Many apps and websites can help you manage your stress levels, such as B. offering daily meditation or mindfulness practice. For more information on online support, including apps, visit our online mental health pages.
For more tips, watch our student stress management video. Visit our Stress Management pages or the Student Minds blog to learn how other students have been coping with stress.
Take care of your physical health
Taking care of your physical health can help you stay healthy and focus on studying well.
Sleep well when you’re tired. Adopting a regular sleep routine can help you stay on top of college life. For more information, see our pages on treating sleep problems.
Eat healthily. Eating a balanced, nutritious diet can benefit you feel good and think clearly. Check out our food and mood pages for more tips.
Regular training. Staying active can help improve your mental health. Even light exercise like yoga or swimming can help you relax and manage stress. Visit our physical activity pages for more information.
Many people reflect that someone with an eating problem is overweight or underweight. People may also think that certain weights are related to specific nutritional issues. None of these points is valid.
Anyone can have a problem with eating. It is regardless of age, gender, weight or origin.
Food plays a vital role in our life. Most of us spend time thinking about what we eat. Sometimes you could:
eat more than usual
try to eat healthier.
It is normal to change your eating habits from time to time.