A Bad Grade: No Luck with an Essay?

 Bad Grade

You are a pure sunshine which lights up the whole wide world. And there is this horrible professor who dared to disastrously underestimate you and give you a bad grade. You may feel pissed at your teacher, even at yourself but emotions simply won`t do here. One failure is okay because everything in this life is a lesson. The point is how are you going to turn this negative experience in your own favor?

In order to avoid the mistakes in the future, sure, you have to know what was the reason for such a low evaluation of your efforts. It`s one thing when you don`t give a rat`s tail about the assignment and get it done in half an hour. At that moment at least you don`t expect anything good to turn out of this. But there is this whole other thing when you were working hard, spending your days and nights on searching for interesting and useful information on the topic and all that you get is “C” tops. How does this system even work?

If you`ve ever been in a situation like this, trust me, I know your pain. People hate to lose, it`s simply in our nature. The worst part for a human is to get humiliated, to lose in front of many other fellow human beings. Psychologists say that it`s extremely important for the good mental health and cognitive functions of kids and teenagers not to tell their grade to the whole class. When you know you screwed up you may become sad but at least your social skills won`t get hurt. But when everybody knows you screwed up that`s already a high level of stress and anxiety.

The private policy works in most schools, colleges, and universities all over the globe. But if your teacher isn`t committed to this particular idea, then your class may address the administration because not following the rules of privacy is violation of human rights.

So you got a bad grade for your essay even though everything seemed so correct. Perhaps, the reason is among the typical mistakes or your failure was quite unique. Either way, we have to find out what to do next.

How Many Piles of Diamonds Do You Worth?

Pile of Diamonds

The first advice will be psychological and probably the most important one. Don`t let one bad essay let you down. I know that it`s hard not to lose the feeling of self-worth in the situations like this but depression is the last thing that you need right now. Besides, it`s just one assignment, what kind of depression are we even talking about?

I know people who would be touched by the bad results of the test pretty severely. So it does happen. Besides, it`s in our psychology to react that way. When you don`t meet the expectations that you`ve set for yourself it may affect your self-confidence. So all your skills and knowledge shouldn`t be defined by a single task.

Turn on Your Logic and Apply Math

Guy Calculating

Before you do anything stupid like rush in the professor`s office demanding the reason of your bad results, find out whether you got everything right. Did you do a really good job on the essay or you just think you did? Perhaps, your friend was trying even less than you but got a better grade? Of course, it will piss you off but it doesn`t mean that your lousy work was supposed to get a better evaluation.

Okay, let`s agree that you were trying really hard and you expected results to be much better because you made zero mistakes. Are you sure that a professor didn`t do any mistakes as well? He had to check all the dozens of works, so there is a chance that he had mixed up your last name with someone`s or he gave you not that grade he intended to.

Situations like this happen. If it was a test, for example, just calmly and politely ask your teacher to have a look at your work and count the points one more time. No man is infallible so there could be a mistake.

You Need to Get That Information

Taking into consideration that the privacy policy is rather widespread nowadays (thank goodness) in most universities it would be hard to find out the grades of your fellas. But to make sure everything is objective, you have to try and get that information out of them. Of course, it would be suspicious if you just walk around asking everybody about how they did on the assignment. So just ask your friends and if you all got the “C”, then perhaps there is something wrong with the system of evaluation.

Young professors tend to understate the actual results of students because they are demanding. Generally, it`s normal because those ambitious and energetic teachers are just eager to improve your skills and they can do it in a rather harsh way. Unfortunately, sometimes the professors aren`t being objective to the essays of the whole group. In that case, you should all together point out this fact to the administration. It`s just weird and suspicious that from the whole bunch of smart students nobody managed to please the high demands of a certain teacher.

You Didn`t Expect This Part, Did You?

Now comes some serious talk here, guys. Of course, everything stated above is absolutely worth trying but we haven`t pointed out another step in this game yet. Just move on and get prepared better for your next test or put even more effort into the writing an essay. The best possible option here is to address your professor and ask him/her for an advice.

Firstly, they would be pleased that you show so much interest towards their discipline and would probably remember you as a hard-working student. Secondly, they will actually help you to get better! I do believe that no professor would ever say “no” to a student when the one wants to improve his/her skills.

21st Century: What Are the Requirements to Get a Cool Job?

 Job Application

Maybe you`re just a student, maybe you have to make one more step towards your graduation or you may be even already making your way on a career ladder. Anyway, it may turn out that everything that you`ve learnt at the university so far won`t be applicable in the real professional world. And I know what you may say now “Like we didn`t know that!”

But it`s not just about the lack of practical skills that universities mostly don`t provide us with, it`s that it sets the program in our head that has nothing to do with the employment of the 21st century. What has changed and how can you adapt to the new environment on the labor market? Perhaps, you even may consider yourself to be one lucky cookie because some professors are actually trying to open your eyes to certain stuff. But how about we open them even a little bit more?

Diploma? Hang It on the Wall If You Want

We`re not going to tell you that having a diploma is absolutely useless. In most professions, it is still (and I bet always will be) absolutely essential. Will you ever go to the doctor who didn`t study at the university or will you buy a house built by an architect who has no diploma in this sphere? Unless you`re a reckless daredevil, I bet you won`t.

Nowadays there are lots of professions that don`t require a diploma or a higher education whatsoever. You know why? Because there are even no such courses and faculties at the universities! You should have noticed that informational environment we live in changes drastically on a daily basis. Some Internet trends occur, some disappear.

Social media managers, neuromarketers and all the professions that have to deal with digital technologies are those jobs that you`d rather learn in the process. Learning won`t take 4-5 years as the usual bachelors` studying last, if you`re clever and creative, it will take you a couple of months. By the way, speaking of clever and creative…

You Will Have to Change the Way You`re Thinking


Usually, at universities, we are being taught that we`ve got to be responsible, hardworking and straightforward, we`ve got to do everything perfectly and not to forget about the deadlines. Guess what, the requirements have changed and most of the companies adapt the working environment to the millennials and the next generation Z. Those people are highly creative and extremely energetic, however, it doesn`t last long.

They can be productive usually only a couple of hours per day but even in this short period, they are more productive than 3-4 full-time employers. The millennials, especially those born after 1985 have a different outlook on life. They have to understand that they have to be fast, flexible and without striving for perfection.

There is no place for perfectionists in IT for example. Have you noticed that companies usually release the beta-versions of some programs or platforms and after that, they release a whole bunch of updates? Yes, something may not be entirely perfect but if it`s useful today and if people need it today, the companies are going to release that product.

It doesn`t mean though that now you can show up at the working place for a couple of hours, look like you couldn`t care less, throw some ideas at the brainstorming meeting and go home. It will only work if these are the brilliant ideas and people come up with those rather rarely.

On the Start of Your Career Self-Branding Is a Must


Starting points are the worst. Whether it`s a blank piece of paper that is waiting for your words to be put on it, a suitcase that needs to be packed or an apartment that has to be cleaned. It`s always hard to begin doing something especially when you have no idea what to do. I`m talking about basically any assignment at university.

But when it comes to a career path, you have to make yourself take the first steps towards your success while studying at university. You have to come up with your own brand. No, it`s not like you have to create your own business, by the brand I mean you. Social media gives us the greatest opportunity to tell the whole world about ourselves as the professionals. If you`re a student, of course, you`re not much of a professional yet but it`s the right time to start thinking about your future career.

Make up Your Mind

I bet you spend quite some time scrolling through the Instagram pictures of different people. Some of them have the whole conceptions hidden in their profiles so you would always stay hooked. There is something captivating about those people, they are interesting, creative and different. The first thing that you have to think about is how different are you. What do you want people to associate you with? What contribution can you make to this world?

After you figure out what your brand will look like, you should turn it into reality. Create a platform where you`re going to show your skills. Professional psychologists sometimes post their publications on Facebook or even give free online consultations to promote themselves. Photographers create Instagram accounts, the artists are more likely to join Pinterest. In case you`re dreaming about a singing career, then YouTube is your number one choice. How about journalism? You may start by posting Snapchats from different events. The most important thing here is to find the right field and the most effective tool of promotion.

A Balance Between Fun and Work

Work and Life Balance

It happens pretty often when personal and professional accounts just blend in. You have to agree that a doctor who takes it to Twitter to talk about the harmfulness of alcohol and a day after posts a pic on Instagram of him sipping tequila is never a good idea. A joint account of both fun and serious sides is becoming a trend nowadays. People have always been interested in emotions.

So you should post your pictures with friends, family, and pets from time to time so people become interested in both your professional and private life. This will give an impression of a well-balanced person and you`ll get more followers. Of course, it doesn`t mean that you have to overshare information about some personal aspects of your life. Trust me, nobody wants you to go all “Kim-Kardashian-style” on Instagram with the nude selfies. But it will never hurt to show yourself as a human being not just as a professional.

One more thing – make the posts on a regular basis. People should know when to expect new content from you. If you`re doing anything to improve your skills, always show it. If you`re at some lecture, an exhibition or at a bookstore, let your followers know that you`re in a constant state of improving yourself.

How Much Money Do You Need to Buy Happiness?

Money and Happiness

Don`t be that sad looking at your bank account. It`s not easy to be a student in this cruel world where you have all those rapacious loans, incredibly high prices for textbooks and I won`t even get started on the cost of teeny-tiny cocktail at a pub. This is just exhausting. And after realizing all those budget problems you have being at the university, you start convincing yourself that money is not that important to you at all.

You can tell those lies to yourself, your family and friends but you can`t deceive me, I can see right through you. Perhaps it`s a bold statement here but I do think that about 98% of people love money and love when they have enough of this resource so they can live a full life. What about other 2%? Those are just the hippies. However, even they need money to buy their little guitars.

There were a couple of examples in history where the authorities were trying to build the system in the country that wouldn`t use money at all. One of the brightest examples, as you may know, is Soviet Union socialism and a potential communism. Oh, I wonder what happened to that country, they all were full of hope it would work out.

Anyway, I`m not sure whether you are going to like what we are about to tell you or not but you have to know the truth of this life. Yes, money is a very (ten times very) important factor in our happiness and all-in-all wellbeing. Don`t you think that there is a connection between the happiness of people and the level of economy of a country? Poor countries` residents tend to be significantly less happy and content with their lives than people from the developed world.

A Salary in Candy or in Dollars?

Lots of Candy

For me, it all depends on a kind of candy. You`d think that there is a huge difference between these two types of paying for your work but your brain strongly disagrees. We love money because it has strong connections with our reward system in the brain. Dopamine is a hormone which makes us want money more and more.

When you get either a paycheck or a package of favorite sweets, your brains releases this hormone in an almost equal amount in both situations. So yes, life can be just like a box of chocolates. Though a lot of people I bet would prefer a case of dollars. We want, need, desire money not because we are a bad society that only thinks about consuming even more and more goods. It`s because we are hooked like the junkies to all the possibilities money can give us.

From the neurological point of view, it`s absolutely natural for modern people to buy so much stuff. Most of us want that stuff to be luxurious, special, expensive and unique. Don`t say we don`t. Deep down inside we all compare ourselves to the famous actors, singers, dancers and we want the products and privileges they have. And again, it`s absolutely natural. Here`s why.

This type of behavior is aimed at finding the most suitable partner to have kids with. If you think about it, practically all we do is dedicated to that special mission. A person with more money has a higher social status, therefore, the one is a more desirable partner. The more desirable you are, the bigger chances you have to pass your DNA to the future generations.

Let`s Not Get Too Emotional


Of course, except a neurological side, there is a psychological one as well which are connected but still have their differences. Money can`t buy you the feeling of happiness but it can buy you all the things, services, and experiences that will bring you joy and happiness. A social survey shows that people who feel financially secure feel much better mentally, they are less stressed out, they concentrate better and they are way more productive.

I don`t know about you but this does seem like some kind of a vicious circle. When you have money, you work better. When you work better, you have more money. However, there is a limit. How much money do you think you would need to feel completely satisfied with your life? Turns out that when you reach a point of earning more than 30,000 $ per year, you stop feeling that amusement money gives you.

A lot of extremely rich people are unhappy. This is one of the reasons why society has the proverb that forms the basis of this article. Yes, it`s true that wealthy people can`t fully trust anybody and they are terrified because of the possibility to lose their possessions. This is not a positive tendency for a good mental health. So know your limit and follow (or not follow, as you wish) an advice from a person who has become a millionaire at the age of 28. Elon Musk says that it`s better to invest the money rather than to save them.

Studying Before 10 AM: The Worst Idea Ever

Sleepy Student

Here`s you setting an alarm clock to be in time for your tomorrow`s 9 a.m. class. But you know what? Stop it! Being a responsible adult who you undoubtedly are, you should know that it`s bad for your health to get involved in any kind of activities before 10 a.m. I wish university administration knew this.

They actually do. The professors of one university, in particular, know this for sure. They conducted a massive scientific research at Oxford and found out that people were not meant to be productive at that early ungodly hour. I knew that through all my life and it`s a shame nobody wanted to support this theory of mine. Thank goodness, the Oxford guys are here to prove it!

The Early Bird Gets the Worm… or Does It?

A Bird with a Worm

I wonder what the night owls are supposed to get in this case. Well, the division of human race for the early birds and night owls does exist. It`s been proven by multiple scientific institutions. This system helped a lot our ancestors during those dangerous and dark times in the past. The cavemen had a lot of enemies from the warring tribes and the hungry predators. So there were those people who would stay up the whole night and watch the group.

This phenomenon got transferred into the genes of modern people and now we have those who are better at working when it`s all dark outside. There is a theory that you can change your biorhythms and become a night owl or an early bird. This is partly true because you can develop a habit in 21 days so you can get used to waking up and going to bed early during that time.

However, there is this category of people which are called by scientists “the genetic night owls”. If they change their biorhythms, they would be less productive, would always feel tired and sleepy. If one of your parents is a hard-core night owl, there is a huge chance you`re one as well.

So, basically, mother nature has come up with a perfect plan how to keep everybody safe and productive in different parts of day and night. But what`s with the 10 a.m. results?

Don’t Move Until It’s 10 a.m.

Paul Kelley is a professor at Oxford University who was in charge of this ground-breaking discovery. He has published his research which was is based on the observing of biorhythms of men and women of different age, professions, and lifestyles. Turned out they were significantly more concentrated and focused on the work only after 10 a.m. This is the peak of humans` daily activity. There is another one at 4 p.m. but it`s usually smaller (unless you`re a night owl).

The good news is that some governments have taken this research into consideration and now are thinking about applying the new system of the working hours. Great Britain, however, is planning to start the working day even earlier – at 8 a.m. so the employees would have more time in the evening when all the activities are happening. Which variant would you prefer: 10 a.m. as a start for studying or working with all the energy and productivity or 8 a.m. as a start so you can have more hours of evening fun?

Effective Studying: Teachers VS Robots

Humans Vs Robots

I don`t know about you but it seems to me that the news about innovations in the sphere of robotics technologies are chasing me wherever I go. What is more, even the robots themselves won`t leave us alone for one bit. Technically, the smartphones, autonomous cars with no driver required even an elevator. All those things are practically becoming smarter than us.

But we won`t spread the panic. I do believe that modern technologies will make people`s lives better, simpler, more comfortable. However, Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking share an idea that the artificial intelligence carries a potentially serious threat to humanity. They are on the list of the smartest people on this planet so should we really be aware of the machines` rise?

This is an important issue to discuss right now because we still have time. It`s not possible to calculate all the options. And in the meantime, the robots found their way into the education system. Do you like an idea of your professor being a human-like robot? The one just like Sophia.

Please, tell me you know who she is! Sophia is one of the most famous robots on the planet and she was put under the spotlight (and under a close scrutiny as well) right after she was created. It`s absolutely unbelievable how realistic she is! She is smart, skillful and she`s even joking about destroying the humanity (laughter through the tears in this case).

It`s been proven by multiple cases of scientific research that individual training is way more effective than teaching the whole class at one. Obviously when there is only you and the teacher you have a chance to get all the information compartmentalized in your head. You`re more focused, creative and attentive. Besides, if you have only one teacher, you won`t be hoping that someone else does the home assignment and you`ll just copy it.

So individualistic training is a way of making education more progressive and effective. But would you prefer your teacher to be a robot or an actual human being?

They Are Almost Here

Robot Sophia

Actually, the computer programs that are aimed at the individualistic perception of information already exist and many countries use them actively. They still are not the full substitutes of the real professors at university but they have a huge potential to become those pretty soon.

Brazilian program “Geekie” (they apparently chose the creative path while choosing the name for this innovation) is a smart system which helps all the students prepare for the classes and exams. It contains various video-lessons and tests. But the difference is that this half-robot will never drag you down with bad scores. Even if you fail a certain test, you will have a chance to pass it one more time after listening to a couple of additional lectures.

This program is calculating your progress and is willing to give you a second chance. Sometimes schools and universities may label the students who are not that brilliant as lazy, careless and hopeless. But a lot of young people simply don`t perform that well under a constant pressure so individualistic classes provided by this program will help the students to discover their hidden talents and capacities.

Australia has also developed an interesting system which is called “Smart Sparrow”. This one is not actually for students but for the teachers. With its help, the professors now are able to create interactive courses and adapt the curriculum to the needs and peculiarities of every student.

What Are the Pros and the Cons

Robot with Butterfly

With the help of this innovative system, education will indeed become more effective. That`s a fact. The students will be able to go through the material they didn`t quite get, will get the full explanation of their grades and will even have an opportunity to choose the courses. If you`re more into art, sports or mathematics, you don`t have to learn all of that at once. Depending on your career choice, the system may change its pattern in order to help you.

For example, if you`re planning to become a doctor, then the robotic system will propose you a curriculum based on the biology and chemistry classes. Obviously, you`ll get the general knowledge of math, history, and arts but you`ll be much more prepared for entering exams.

Of course, there are the cons of such an approach to education. Besides the suggestion that robots can actually enslave the human race, there are some technical difficulties. Those systems in Australia and Brazil are working under the supervision of the teachers so the possibility of mistakes is omitted. But it`s being planned that the kids may study at home. In this case, who will be responsible for the program`s malfunction?

It`s hard to predict what people`s response will be for such an innovation. They may agree to be taught by a robot but what if this powerful machine changes the pattern of people`s behavior? This potential problem is especially alerting when it comes to the children`s education. Growing up they learn how to be the members of society and human teachers play a huge part in personality establishment.

Perhaps, a kid would feel much more comfortable in a company of robots rather than humans after the course is finished. Did we scare you a little bit? Maybe not a little bit. Scientists are still calculating the possible risks and finding out the ways of managing them. The whole idea sounds quite fascinating but humanity still doesn`t possess enough of knowledge to make those systems completely safe.

A Highly Paid Job: A Way Through a Prestigious University

Money Rain

Basically, we spend a quarter of life studying. We do it just because an idea of having an education is very important in society. We don`t even ask questions, we just follow the rules because we were already born in this culture of the necessity of studying. You can`t become successful if you don`t have an education. That`s the phrase that we often hear from our parents and teachers from school. But do they actually know how the real modern world works and do you really need a diploma from a posh university in order to get a cool high paying job?

We are going to look through all the tendencies and will try to reach consensus so you know whether your huge university loan actually worth it. You probably know that there is this Ivy League – a group of eight universities from seven American states which are considered to be the coolest and the most prestigious. News outlets often mention them in covering the admission campaigns.

But there is something that you may not know, especially if you are not a Brit. The UK also has its group of posh (and rather expensive) universities that will potentially turn you into the most desirable target of all employers. It`s called the Russel Group and it consists of 24 universities which provide the education of the highest quality.

A massive study was conducted by the sociologists and economists in order to find the correlation between a student loan, prestige of a college and the earnings of its graduates. For this study, the scientists decided to take as an example the set of Russel Group universities rather than The Ivy League believing that British colleges would be more representative.

You Reap What You Saw

 Tuition Fee

You probably know that it`s far from easy to enter one of the Ivy League or Russel Group universities. They require a good knowledge in a lot of fields, excellent grades at school, leadership skills and some additional talents. Besides, the price for studying where is rather high. Of course, they provide the most extraordinary students with the scholarships but you basically need to be an Einstein in order to get your hands on one.

But the social study has shown it does pay off. Yes, you will be practically drowning in a student debt for some time but in perspective, this diploma will give you significantly more opportunities. For example, students that graduated British Russel Group university earn 40% more than those from other universities. This is a big number actually!

In case you are wondering does it pay off to go to college at all, then the definite answer is yes. 330.000$ is a sum of money that does sound rather appealing, doesn`t it? That`s how much more you`ll be getting paid if you graduate from the university. I know that you may give many examples of people who don`t have a degree or who may not even have graduated from high school but they are incredibly successful. But those are the exceptions. Besides, in most cases, they are the actors, musicians, models, dancers, etc. Who of those people needs a diploma if they already earn millions of dollars?

A Designer VS a Doctor

Clothes Designer

Well, perhaps, this is not a fair game and you can`t really compare these two professions when it comes to the contribution to society. But you really can compare them when it comes to salary. In Great Britain, medical sphere is the highest paid one among all others which sounds absolutely logical. The people are saving lives, duh!

And the tuition fees at the medical universities are among the highest as well. So, in this case, it does pay off to become a doctor in terms of your money and your value as a human being. Let`s take a look at other spheres. You know what? The general image is pretty much the same. The more you invest in your education, the more you receive at the end. It may look like an advertisement campaign for all incredibly expensive universities. But it`s just the advertisement campaign of education in general. By the way, you don`t need university to learn something new so developing the outlook on a daily basis is as important as your desire to get a degree.

So, after medicine we see the economics which is a perspective sphere but you have to work really hard to achieve something significant in it. Then comes the mathematics. No, not the one that you`ve been studying at school but the one that works with the algorithms and computer programming (which is on the 7th place by the way). Veterinary science is the fourth because we love our pets so much that are willing to pay for their health more than for ours, at least that`s what I do.

After that, we spot engineering and technology, then – architecture. You already know the 7th one, so we`ll switch to the 8th one which is languages (they share this position with the law). Anyway, to make the long story short, art and design take the last place. In this sphere, you basically have only two options: you either become rich and famous (that makes less than 1% of all artists), or you become broke.

I`m truly sorry to bring it down to you but this is just statistics. Speaking of arts and design, sociologists say that this sphere is a hectic one, it requires much mental strength and, obviously, a talent. Besides, artistic people usually have rather vulnerable, emotional and unstable personalities as any creative people do. Therefore, think twice and be sure that if you choose the right university, your money that you invested in the education will pay off.


Essay on Stress and Ways of Tackling It: People Who Irritate You

Person is Irritated

It is true that sometimes stress is caused not by upsetting events at college or a quarrel with your parents. People around you may be the main reason why you feel that bad. Of course, everyone wants to reduce communication with them and live a full life. Nevertheless, it may be impossible if a person who irritates you is your group mate or even a professor. You have to meet these people every day at college and it seems like there is no way out.

However, in order to prevent stress and anxiety, you can use several tips on how to deal with someone annoying. There are several effective strategies for communicating with such people without negative emotions and stressful situations. They will help you to stay calm under any circumstances. It is especially important for sensitive teenagers who usually take things personally and cannot cope with difficulties of college life.

Analyze this issue to see why certain people are so irksome and make you feel stressed or even exhausted. Below there are some tips and hints for coping and even cooperating with them.

Ignore Them

People Communicating

Of course, the first and the easiest thing which we can advise you is to ignore bothersome people. It should be done in a correct and polite way. Do not hurt anyone just if you think he or she irritates you. Just try to cut down your communication and do not start talking to this person first. It may be very difficult if your teacher annoys you. But in such a case, you should try some other methods, because ignoring your pedagogues will lead to bad grades and serious conflicts.

Be Honest

If you feel that someone’s behavior makes you stressed or anxious, you should tell him or her about your emotions. Do not accumulate your negative attitudes inside you. It is vital to have a conversation with a person who irritates you or abuse you in order to make everything clear. Maybe, he or she does not even realize how hurting his or her words are. Be polite and patient as anger will lead to the similar reaction and your relationships will become worse.

Change Your Attitude

In some cases, it is essential to change your personal attitude to the irksome person. You may be too prejudged about them or understand their behavior wrongly. Just try to analyze this person’s actions and words. Maybe, they do not mean to hurt you at all and you simply make this up because of your attitude. It is important to find an approach to this person and try to comprehend their behavior. Things which are normal for someone may seem to be strange and weird for you.

Control Your Emotions

Students Arguing

Sometimes it is important to be able to calm down quickly and keep your emotions under control. Thus, you will easily prevent stress. You have to learn some specific techniques of self-control. Calm people rarely suffer from stress and anxiety, as they can hide their feelings and not become angry because of small things. How can you deal with your emotions?

  • First of all, you should take a pause. For example, if you want to abuse someone who irritates you it will better to wait a bit until your feelings calm down. After several minutes, you will be able to analyze the situation and find a better solution or compromise.
  • Secondly, you should understand why conflicts and quarrels happen in your life. When you know the reason, you can avoid such situations and save your nerves. For example, if you usually get into this trap while participating in a discussion, try to act calmer and do not take all things to heart. It may lead to stress.

To sum up, everyone should know the ways of dealing with irritating factors. It is very unpleasant when your good mood is ruined by someone pesky. Then you feel stressed and disturbed during the whole day and cannot work productively at college. That is why you should learn our tips and hints and keep them in mind while encountering a person with whom you usually have conflicts.

Do not suffer from stress anymore! There is always a solution even if you have to deal with this pain in the neck every day.

Anti-Stress Therapies and Strategies

Person Is Upset

As we mentioned in the previous article, there are lots of harmful effects caused by stress, so it is impossible to live a full and happy life because of them. Students feel overwhelmed, upset and cannot reach any pleasure even when doing their hobbies. It sounds depressive and seems like there is no way out.

Nevertheless, there are some specific methods and strategies which can help you to change this situation for better. It demands some time and efforts but it also prevents all these unpleasant consequences and symptoms. That is why you should know them even if you are quite fine now. Then, in case you get into a trouble and suffer from this disorder, you will be able to deal with it quickly and effectively.

Our team perfectly understands it and presents some efficient anti-stress therapies below. Just try them out in practice and you will experience the first positive results very soon.

Disconnect During the Weekend

The most important and probably the hardest thing is to find a balance between study and rest. Many students have no relaxation after a hard day at college. They just come home and start doing their homework. Besides, these guys continue to study during the weekend because of enormous workload.

The main problem is that they have no breaks. It is vital to take at least a short pause during your average working day. For example, you can relax every hour for 10 minutes in order to let your brain unwind, and eat some snacks to boost your energy. It may even help you to improve your productivity and not only to prevent stress. It is also significant to spend some time disconnected from the world on the weekend: switch off your phone, do not use social networks and give your body some time to rest after a working week.

Avoid Multitasking

It is a typical situation when a young person tries to cope with everything at once. He or she cannot concentrate on a single task and then encounters lots of failures as a result. Of course, it is very disappointing when you work hard, spend your time and efforts, but then – have no profit from it. That is how a student becomes stressed and anxious. That is why you should avoid multitasking. Prioritize your targets and make a special schedule to manage your time. Moreover, you must adequately estimate your skills and abilities before setting a certain goal. Keep in mind that too high expectations may also cause stress if you do not realize them.

Talk to Someone

If you feel stressed and something disturbs you, it is better to talk to someone who you can rely on. It may be your relatives or friends. The main target is to let your emotions go and express your feelings. If you simply accumulate all negative experiences inside, you will suffer from stress as a result. In the most serious cases, you can consult a psychologist. This specialist can offer you professional help and specific therapy. The main thing you should remember is never to accumulate pessimism and anxiety inside. It will definitely continue causing stress or depression.

Learn Ways of Relaxation

Student Practicing Yoga

As we mentioned in one of our articles, stress is usually caused by the absence of good rest and too heavy workload. It is true that students may not know how to relax effectively and renew their energy. However, this is a very important point in case you want to cope with stressful issues in your life. We have prepared some beneficial methods in this article in order to teach you how to rest well and get pleasure from it.

Try Yoga

It is a new trend in the modern world. More and more people are attending yoga classes nowadays. Why is it so popular? Good physical shape is not the main reason. Young people start practicing yoga because it is the best way to relax and reduce stress or disturbance. There are thousands of tutorials with videos and pictures on the internet. Furthermore, you can get a membership in one of the clubs, where a professional teaches you yoga techniques. This method is pleasant and not as complicated as many teenagers think. If you want to clear your mind, you should definitely try meditation and yoga.

Create Calm Atmosphere

The next thing you can to do to relax is to create calm atmosphere around you, which can help you to dispel stressful thoughts. It is a pretty good idea to turn relaxing music on and use oil burners: the smell of grass, mint or citruses can calm your emotions down and help you get rid of negative feelings after a hard day at college. It is significant to eliminate all the distracting factors and things which irritate you.

Write Down Your Experiences

You can write down your negative emotions, accumulated during the day, in a special diary. It will give you a chance to analyze these events and decide if they are really worth your nerves and time. Sometimes things which make us stressed are unimportant. Keep in mind that if you know what exactly makes you feel bad, you will be able to get rid of it.

It very important to be aware of the effective methods of overcoming and preventing stress. Remember that if you start fighting against it at the beginning, you will avoid lots of complications and visits to psychologists. In most cases, there is no necessity to take pills and go through special medical procedures. It is possible to cope with stress on your own if you know the strategies we described in this article. Anyway, we hope that now you are sure that you can save yourself from stress and advise others to read our tips and hints.

How Does Stress Affect Your Study?

Stress and Studies

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.