Stress is a natural occurrence—it happens to all of us. While learning new things is always exciting, when you’re doing a course you have the pressure of needing to get a certain marks to pass. This means that studying and doing assignments can be stressful. Here are a few tips to manage stress.

1. Work in short bursts

It can be hard for the human brain to concentrate on the same thing for long periods of time, so focusing for 45 minutes at a time and taking a 15-minute break in between is the best way to approach studying

2. Exercise and eat well

When we study, we often do it sitting down. The problem with this is that being in the same position all day is not good for your body. This is where exercise is key to keeping your stress levels low and your concentration levels high.

3. Create a study plan

Having a visual study plan to refer to will help remind you of what you need to study and what you have already studied. Additionally, it’ll help you avoid procrastination, which is your number one enemy when you need to get things done.

4. Ask for help if you need to

Nobody is expecting you to understand everything straight away, so don’t be concerned if you have lots of questions. But make sure you get help if you need to