Coping with stress

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A Lot on Your PlateWhen you're feeling stressed, managing your study commitments can get overwhelming.

Stress is a natural human response to pressure when faced with challenging situations. The causes of stress are different for everyone but too much stress can have a negaitive effect on your health, wellbeing, relationships, work and general enjoyment of life. 

Typical signs of stress

  • Feeling exhausted or fatigued all the time
  • Headaches
  • Struggling to concentrate
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Feeling agitated or hyperactive
  • Feeling depressed or tired, unable to get on top of things
  • Procrastination and ambivalence, can’t make a decision
  • Change in eating patterns
  • Use/increased use of alcohol or other drugs
  • Relationship problems and sexual issues

This may be a good time for self-reflection. What do you think is causing this stress? Can you get a handle on it? Do you think you may need to ask for help?

What can you do?

There are many ways you can manage stress. This can include changing the way you do things or changing the way you think.