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Study Stress? Create a profile to cope!

Study Stress Profiles

We are continuing on this month’s theme of study stress with a new activity: creating your Study Stress Profile! 

 

The last few months of the year can be a busy time for high school and uni students. With exams and assessments picking up in the coming months, our community holds a lot of knowledge about coping with study stress! 

 

This activity will involve creating your study stress profile; a tool for how you cope with study in stressful times of the term/semester/trimester!

University of Victoria GIF

 

Let's make a study stress profile!

 

Pick a gif that represents your relationship with study at the moment


Tell us a little bit about your studies

 

What do you enjoy about your studies?

 

What are the signs that you are stressed from studying/experiencing study stress?

 

What are your top study stress busters/coping strategies?

 

Set a goal for managing study stress!

 

 

Want to talk to other students? We have a discussion for high school students here, and university students here!

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Re: Study Stress? Create a profile to cope!

Here is my study stress profile!

 

Pick a gif that represents your relationship with study at the moment

Busy The Office GIF
Tell us a little bit about your studies

I am currently studying my undergrad degree part time at Uni. I took a break from my studies this year and will be returning to study in 2020! That's why my study relationship gif is returning to work (study)!

What do you enjoy about your studies?

I love learning, and my psychology courses are super interesting. I never get bored with the content which is really important in helping me stay motivated.

 

What are the signs that you are stressed from studying/experiencing study stress?:

  • When I am spending more time on study without stopping for breaks 
  • When I get headaches or find my eyes feel sore
  • When it feels like my brain is no longer processing the information I am reading
  • When I find myself thinking about my study during other parts of my day when I am not studying

What are your top study stress busters/coping strategies?

I find that if I have a healthy balance in my life I can manage my study stress. This looks like:

  • Planning start and finish times for my study
  • Taking regular breaks
  • Exercising and ensuring I am eating well
  • Building rewards or fun activities into the days I am working on assessments or studying for exams
  • Taking ‘rest days’ when I need them

I’ve learnt that studying part time helps me keep a balance with my study, so I will keep up with that when I return to my studies. 

 

Set a goal for managing study stress!

My goal for managing study stress is to build in a 'rest' day every week to allow my mind some time to recharge 

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Re: Study Stress? Create a profile to cope!

Loving this thread idea @Jess1-RO! <3 Smiley Very Happy

 

Pick a gif that represents your relationship with study at the moment

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I chose this particular gif because my assessments are making me pretty exhausted at the moment and I'm kinda struggling to find the motivation to write my assignments :/. 


Tell us a little bit about your studies

I'm currently studying an undergraduate degree in psychology with my Honours year being next year (yay for almost at the finish time, but yikes because it's Honours haha). I'm technically full-time but only doing three courses which I find it a bit less stressful than doing the usual four. Even though it has taken me longer to complete the degree because of it, I don't regret this decision one bit Smiley Happy

 

What do you enjoy about your studies?

Like @Jess1-RO, the content in my psychology studies are super interesting 

 

What are the signs that you are stressed from studying/experiencing study stress?

  • Headaches
  • Eyes drooping
  • Hands, arms and/or legs shaking
  • Feet constantly tapping
  • Biting my nails
  • Increased heart rate
  • Rapid breathing

What are your top study stress busters/coping strategies?

  • Take regular breaks! 
  • Drink lots of water
  • Plan out your study. I've learnt in a lecture recently that research shows planning (despite you not ending up achieving your plans) can significantly reduce stress!
  • Maintain a healthy diet
  • Introduce a reward system such that you reward yourself after completing a certain task
  • Talking to other people about your study stresses. I find talking to my friends where we vent our study stresses reduces my own study stresses knowing that I'm not alone in my stresses. Does that make sense?
  • Don't be afraid to contact your teacher/tutor/lecturer for extensions or extra help if you need it
  • Make use of any school/uni counselling services if you need it. Also, take advantage of any disability support services available. I'm not sure about other schools/unis, but I'm pleasantly surprised by my uni's options for helping those with mental illnesses!

Set a goal for managing study stress!

My goal for managing study stress is to exercise and eat healthy more so that I become more refreshed and not as exhausted when it comes to studying time.

 

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(Had to include Lizzo gif because I adore her ahaha)

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Re: Study Stress? Create a profile to cope!

I honestly think this GIF best describes me with studying.. 9C359F93-648D-4D57-AAD4-7809C7525558.gif

About my studies:

The person being dragged is me and the person dragging me is other things (not study). I feel like I get pulled away from studying because of my schedule.. with gymnastics every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 4-8 after school which finishes at 3, I don’t get any time those days to do any study as by the time I get home, eat, have a shower and do that stuff it’s like 10pm and I can’t stay up late because I have school the next day. Now I have an addition to this.. I got a job on Friday, Saturday and Sunday till 9:30pm so I miss Fridays training meaning I can’t miss anymore that week and I don’t have the weekend to study! I have Tuesdays and Thursdays but Tuesdays I’m now going to my dads after school and Thursdays I have to take my dog for a walk because otherwise he can’t get out of the house. As a result of this, I do all my study at school! 

What I enjoy about my studies:

i enjoy the fact that I have to get everything done at school because I don’t think to myself oh I’ll do that at home.. I’m kinda forced to get it all done at school where I have assistance from teachers and I don’t waste time at school. I most prefer maths and science study but I get everything done for all subjects as I use lunch times when I need (today I used my lunch time to study for a maths test and I went good in it because of the study). Studying helps me keep things in my brain because listening to the teacher tell me stuff and knowing the stuff they say, are completely different things.

signs that I’m stressed from studying:

-I start shaking

-I rush things

-I get really hot

-I can sometimes have panic attacks

-I lose track of that I’m doing

Study stress coping strategies:

the number one thing I do to help keep my stress levels down when studying is taking a break every 20 minutes. So I do as much as I can for 20 minuets then I can listen to a song, go get a drink, have a stretch etc. it’s basically a reward for 20 minutes of pumping out as much as I can..

The second thing I use is a little stress toy that I fiddle with during that 20 minutes. I keep these in my pencil case Smiley Happy

My goal for studying:

my new goal would have to be along the lines of finding ways to fit more study in at home so I’m not stressed about getting it all done at school.. like maybe giving the dog walking job to my mum so I can have more time and doing study on the bus on my way to dads. 

 

Sorry if my answers are bad or written wrong or too short or too long.. I tried 😐

Re: Study Stress? Create a profile to cope!

Thanks for the tag @Jess1-RO!
I’ll have to wait until I have my laptop, because I can’t copy and paste on my iPad.

I’ll reply properly later.

@Bananatime04, your responses are perfectly fine! We all have different ways of responding to things. I like you ideas of studying! I still struggle with everything, and my teachers don’t teach the way you do. I’m just expected to know everything...
but study breaks are an awesome idea!

Re: Study Stress? Create a profile to cope!

Re: Study Stress? Create a profile to cope!

Love this activity idea @Jess1-RO Smiley Happy 

 

Pick a gif that represents your relationship with study at the moment

I couldn't choose just one! 

Dead Fuck My Life GIF

 

Read Bart Simpson GIF

 

Tell us a little bit about your studies

I am in my final year of a Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) and Psychology. I've finished all of my psychology classes and am now finishing up my last placement and my honours. It's been a 6 year journey and I am on the home stretch Smiley Happy 

 

What do you enjoy about your studies?

Everything I have learnt throughout the course has been really interesting and I feel so privileged to be able to study at University. 

 

What are the signs that you are stressed from studying/experiencing study stress?

- Not being able to sleep or relax 

- Constant thoughts about to-do lists 

- Headaches 

- Shaking

- Not being as patient as I normally am

- Tiredness

- Feeling like my head is 'full'

 

These tend to happen as the semester comes to an end and all of my final assessments are due Smiley Tongue 

 

What are your top study stress busters/coping strategies?

- Starting my assignments as early as I can so I can chip away at them

- Scheduling time for socialising, exercise and meals

- Using my diary to plan

- Debriefing with other students 

- Practising gratitude 

- Reminding myself that is it okay and normal to not be able to fit everything in

 

Set a goal for managing study stress!

@Jess1-RO I think planning a start and finish time for study is such a great idea - I'm definitely going to try to start doing that more often. 

Re: Study Stress? Create a profile to cope!

Oh yes I needed this thread right now Smiley Very Happy

 

Pick a gif that represents your relationship with study at the moment

 

knowledge.gifroco.gif

 

These show my never ending battle with always wanting to know more haha


Tell us a little bit about your studies

I am currently studying part-time a masters of not-for-profit and social enterprise, whilst working full time, so I am pretty time poor lately.

 

What do you enjoy about your studies?

I love gaining more knowledge and putting it into practice, my degree is really practical and the assessments are super interesting and challenging.

 

What are the signs that you are stressed from studying/experiencing study stress?

I procrastinate, often means I am dancing around my house instead of studying 

 

What are your top study stress busters/coping strategies?

I make sure I have breaks and exercise whenever I can as it helps me become more focused. 

I have started giving myself a set time to do my study and plan things after so I have to be organised.

 

Set a goal for managing study stress!

When I feel stressed or I am not being productive, work away and come back to it later, staring at a screen for hours doesn't achieve anything but more worry.

 

 

Re: Study Stress? Create a profile to cope!

Loving this thread so far @Jess1-RO!

 

Pick a gif that represents your relationship with study at the moment

giphy.gif

Enough said.


Tell us a little bit about your studies

I mean, I'm still only in high school so I'm not at uni or anything but school still stresses me out a lot. I do all the core subjects (I'm in year 9 so things like maths, english, science etc.) but I have also picked the subjects I want to take for next year which is what I'm mostly looking forward to (psychology, photography and media). 

 

What do you enjoy about your studies?

I enjoy my studies (sometimes) because once I'm finished with all my homework I feel super smart like I can do anything and it's all good. I also love studying the things that I enjoy, because I am actually motivated to learn and be taught.

 

What are the signs that you are stressed from studying/experiencing study stress?

When I'm stressed about school I tend to fidget and pace a lot as well as increased respiratory rate and heart rate, loss of concentration and difficulty falling asleep. i try not to get too stressed, but sometimes it's unavoidable, so I should probably get a bit better at managing stress.

 

What are your top study stress busters/coping strategies?

1. Get as much done at school/uni/tafe where it is often easier to focus and less distractions

2. Ask a teacher or friend for some help. There's no shame in asking questions when you're stuck on something

3. Work in small blocks and take breaks every 20 minutes for example. This will help for staying focused and not getting burnt out.

 

Set a goal for managing study stress!

My goal for managing study stress is to try and get more done at school and be more efficient with my time.