We all have heard about stress and the harm it does to human mental and physical health. Unfortunately, still most of us may think that they will never encounter it, so they are not ready to fight it off. However, no one is protected from stress, especially in the modern world where everyone is busy and have no minutes to relax.
So, a great number of students hope that this issue will pass by and they will not suffer from its symptoms and bad consequences, which we explained in our previous article. When they feel stressed, these guys may not even realize it and think that they are just tired. Nevertheless, stress has a negative impact on students’ private life and study.
Why is it so important to know a lot about this disorder? The more things you are aware of, the easier it will be to fight stress off. That is why our team have prepared some typical examples of how stress affects study.
Memorizing Skills Get Worse
It is proved by the research that your brain works less productive if you are stressed. The cells which are damaged when a person feels is disturbed and anxious start to malfunction. Of course, they may be renewed but it is quite a long-termed process. Scientists agreed on the fact that stress affects a specific part of your brain which is responsible for memory and learning new information. As a result, it is more difficult to deal with college tasks for young people who suffer from this emotional disorder. They can barely memorize new things and have to spend much more time on tasks than other students.
So, if your performance at college or university has worsened, there is no need to hire a tutor. Probably, you should just work on reducing stress.
Disability to Concentrate
Stress results in disability to concentrate and stay focused on the information you need to understand and process. Such students often switch their attention to less important things. Sometimes they imply sit and do nothing during the class. Of course, such kind of behavior is very bad for their grades and reputation at college. Moreover, these students usually ignore their homework and do not revise for tests.
Absence of Desire to Study
It is true that students under stress have no desire to do anything. It means that these young people get no pleasure from their hobbies, entertainment and do not want to learn anything at all. They see no reason why they have to work hard at college and think that it is just a waste of time. It often happens that a teenager does not want to deal with creative tasks.
Of course, if a person has no desire to study, he or she is not likely to be successful in it. Keep in mind that stress depletes all your motivation and goals. You will just lose your courage.
More Conflicts with Others
Without any doubts, stress causes many conflicts with peers, parents, and even teachers. As a result, it is hard to study well because student’s mind is busy with thoughts about the recent quarrels. Moreover, it makes them feel nervous and anxious. Of course, these things result in their disability to focus attention on study. In addition, it is harder for them to cooperate and communicate with groupmates.
They will simply try to avoid everybody in order not to get angry or disturbed. Thus, it will be more difficult for them to participate in a common project and discussions. Actually, they get into a kind of a vicious circle, since their stress becomes the reason for more and more conflicts with people who are close to them, although these conflicts have no significant background or basis.
To sum up, it is very important to know the ways how to protect yourself from stress. That is why we have posted this article for you. Just keep these things in mind, and you will have more chances to detect stress quickly and start a therapy. The faster you understand that you are stressed, the more effective treatment can be used.
Do not be one of those students who ignore the symptoms of stress and think that it cannot be the reason for bad grades at college. Very often it is the reason, and when young people realize it, they regret being so inattentive.
So, we hope that you will use this information to avoid stress or indicate whether you or your friends are under its impact. In the next article, we will present some good strategies to fight against it.