Stress can both motivate you to be more productive, or shut down all functionality. Learning to managing stress is crucial to being successful in your college years and accomplishing future goals.
Stress is often talked about, but not always understood. Sources of stress are different for every person, and each person responds to stress differently — check out the “6 myths about stress” provided by the American Psychological Association to further understand stress.
Fact: Stress, sleep difficulties and anxiety are the biggest life issues that American college students say affects their studies.
Fact: 55 percent of female college students reported feeling overwhelming anxiety (17 percentage points higher than college men).
Fact: First-year college students’ self-ratings of their emotional health have dropped to record low levels.