Student Worries: 5 Steps To Forget Your Troubles

Have you ever found yourself in the dire situation of constantly struggling with your troubles? Are you distressed because you feel belittled by your worries, or is it because you think that not worrying at all could lead to something even worse? When you have started pondering over your troubles, does it leave you feeling impossible to halt your worrying? In case you have found yourself in any of these situations, you shouldn’t be too concerned, because it is only normal for a significant number of people. About 1 in every 10 people perceives the process of focusing on their troubles to be…

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Driving Anxiety

As a younger generation, more and more of us are suffering from anxiety or from feeling constantly anxious, (The Guardian 2015). We don’t yet know why this. Maybe it’s the increased pressure on us to succeed? Maybe it’s the increased pressure to be perfect at everything; have the perfect good looks, the perfect body, be smart, be rich? One thing we do know is that this is a problem. Anxiety sucks, big time! And worse? You can never be sure when it will hit, leaving you in a constant state of worry that at any moment, a panic attack can occur, you…

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Where to get help from if you are suffering from depression at University

There is a saying that we all have three faces. The first face, you show to the world. The second face, you show to your close friends and your family. The third face, you never show anyone. It is the truest reflection of who you are.Whether the latter is true or not is another question. However, those suffering from depression, know very well that there is a lot hidden behind one’s smile.Depression is an actual health condition, which can leave people feeling down for days or weeks or even years. Some people see it as a weakness and do not…

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Mental Health and the Year Abroad

Mental health is an extremely important topic that everyone needs to pay attention to. Especially students at university – and even more so for students on their Year Abroad – where homesickness, stress, substance abuse, comfort eating and a whole range of anxiety-induced problems can be evident.Admitting that your mental health is not as good as it should be will be difficult as only you yourself know just how low you’re feeling. But with the lack of ‘real’ physical symptoms it’s hard to go to a GP and express how you feel, how it affects your life and those around you….

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Meditate your exam anxieties away with Anamaya

Feeling frazzled?! Is meditation the key to surviving exam stress…Studentwire investigates how leading meditation app, Anamaya, could help. Though we can’t deny there’s many positives of student life – the raving, lazy duvet days and having an excuse to eat terrible food for most of the time to name just a few – the stress of exams and mounting deadlines can, at times, get on top of you and seem to annihilate all those positives in one fell swoop. So how can we help to manage our stress levels during those demanding times? Well fear not students, there’s a new…

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