Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Stress from school

Many things in our everyday life can cause stress. For those that are students, school is most likely one of those stresses. says,

" When it comes to dealing with school stress, the most important thing to remember is to keep it real! Learn what stress is, what it isn't, and what it can do if you choose to let it rule your life."

Some tips that their website offers to keep stress away from school are:

1. Maintain Perspective- keep in mind that it is only a homework assignment and it is not the end of the world. Take control.
2. Be Organized: Be sure you have what supplies you need. Label and separate things by class.
3. Prioritize- Notice when things are do and do your work according to what is due first or work on those projects first that take a long time.
4. Maintain Focus- don't let TV or radio distract you from doing your assignments and limit distractions.
5. Learn to say "NO"- don't take on extra obligations don't be afraid to say no if someone like friends ask you to do things when you should be doing your homework for example.
6. Get Extensions- Sometimes it is OK to ask your teacher/professor for an extension on a paper or project if it is really needed.
7. Take Breaks- After around 45 minutes to an hour of doing your assignments take a 5 to 10 minute break. It helps refresh your mind.
8. Use Teamwork- Sometimes its good to work in a group than alone. It gives you more opportunity to gain more knowledge by listening to others.

WebMD Health News reporter Jennifer Warner wrote about a study that was done to see if stresses at home can affect a teenagers' performance at school.
Researchers found the negative effects of stress at home linger and affect teenagers' academic performance at school for up to two days. Meanwhile, stress over grades and other demands at school may also spill over into the home life of teens," Warner said.

For more information on the study that was done visit: Teen Stress At Home Lingers In School