Why Studying Shouldn’t Be Stressful

Stress affects learning and studying!

We know that stress is harmful to many aspects of our life, especially our health. Unfortunately many students don’t realize just how much stress affects how we learn and retain information.

A Mixed Blessing for Memory: Stress and the Brain, shares great information about how our brain responds to stress, why stress is harms our brains and how stress affects studying. Even though stress can be beneficial to our minds in some cases, long term, chronic stress is harmful. The take away message from this post is that decreasing stress through meditation, deep breathing, spending time with family and friends will help to reduce stress. If you would like to read the post in entirety click on this link http://brainconnection.positscience.com/a-mixed-blessing-for-memory-stress-and-the-brain/

Exam time is quickly approaching, with this in mind you may want to consider attending Stress Less for Tests. This is a program with sessions on Tuesday, November 19th and Thursday, November 21st from 5:30-7:00 p.m. in the University Centre at the University of Guelph. This program will teach practical strategies to reduce exam anxiety to increase positive results.

For more information about this program please visit http://www.uoguelph.ca/~ksomers/stressless.html

It is important to take time out of your day to include stress reduction strategies to optimize learning and improve grades!

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