Stress among College Students

Stress in college students can affect the ability to concentrate, and there have been studies conducted that prove that stress interferes with a student’s ability to concentrate. In order to understand why it is so important to relax and not let stress affect your concentration and your studies, you must first understand the correlation between stress and concentration. Stress in college students is not something one should push aside and take lightly.  It is important to fully understand the importance of minimizing your stress level to optimize your educational experience and allow you to reach your academic goals.

Stress among Older Adult students

Many adult students returning to higher education are typically under a greater amount of stress than the 18-year-old fresh-out-of-high school college student. With the growing amount of adult students, balancing a career, family responsibilities, financial worries, and paying for your own children’s college education may be just some of the many stressors you have in your life.  It is important to understand how academic stress in older students can affect other areas of life such as family life, parenting and work.  Learning to effectively manage academic stress can significantly reduce anxiety and allow you to balance school, family and work.

How academic stress impacts your life

1.  Heightened irritability

2. Inconsistant sleep patterns

3. Inability to focus at school or at work

4. Fatigue

5. Loss of appetite

6. Discord in relationships or family life

7. Isolation

Benefits of therapy to reduce academic stress

1. Identify & process your stressor 

2. Learn how to manage your stress

3. Learn time management

4. Release negative habits and replacing them with coping skills to alleviate stress 

5. Learn how to incorporate productive healthy routines

Therapy will produce greater insight on how stress is affecting you and how you can effectively manage your academic stress.  By lessening your academic stress, you will allow other areas in your life to flourish.

 

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