Do not let stress affect your health in college. Plan ahead to break up your workload. Try to eat healthy and balanced meals. Stay hydrated by drinking water If you are feeling overwhelmed write your feelings in a journal or talk to somebody by reaching out to a friend or a trusted advisor. Take breaks and stay rested. Get outdoors and exercise to relieve stress.
- According to the 2016 National College Health Assessment, 33 percent of students said that stress had negatively affected their academic performance, making it the most common factor to do so.
- In addition, 86 percent of students reported feeling overwhelmed by all they had to do at some point in the last year.
- Less energy, headaches, increased heart rate, anxiety and digestive issues are just a few ways stress can affect your health.
“If you’ve been studying for hours and you start to feel a headache or some dizziness, your body is signaling that you need to get hydrated or take a break. Don’t ignore what your body is trying to tell you.”