Abbey Community College WD
Abbey Rd, Ferrybank, Waterford,
< < BACK Back

School Articles [39]
Senior Cycle Options
Leaving Cert Subjects and Grades 
FAQ's Subject Choice  
Senior Cycle Subjects - An Overview 
Subjects and Aptitude Tests 
Senior Cycle Subject Choice - LCVP 
Senior Cycle Subject Choice - Language & Science 
Easiest Leaving Cert subjects?  
LC Subjects-The Irish Times 
Options' Night Presentations  
Careers News
Home Economics will be a five year course from 2015  
Crisis shortage of Civil Engineering graduates in Ireland 
New Leaving Cert Points Scale 
Careers Articles
10 Essential CV Writing Verbs 
CAO Summary and Checklist  
CAO - Change of Mind Tips 
Careers Articles
Information for Parents 
Alternative Study Routes 
Useful Websites and Apps 
STEM Education in Ireland 
Careers Using the Irish Language 
Job Hunting and Interviews  
Third Level Grants
How to apply for a SUSI grant? 
College Supports
Students with Disabilities  
Third Level Scolarships 
Third Level
Going to College... 
College Accomodation 
Incoming 1st Year Students
First Year Options 2017 
Detailed Information on Junior Cert Subjects 
10 tips for parents of children starting secondary school 
Transitioning from Primary to Secondary School 
Waterford Support Services
Support Services in Waterford 
Study & Exams
Stress Fact Sheet  
Study Tips 
Avoid Exam Stress 
Relax Body & Mind 
Study Abroad
Why Study Abroad? 
Study in the UK 

Stress Fact Sheet

What is stress?

Stress is an emotional/bodily reaction to physical, psychological or emotional demands.

Stress is a fact of life.

   - Managed stress can become useful and healthy (viewing events as challenges).

   - Unmanaged stress can become distressful and unhealthy (viewing events as threats).



What are some of the causes of stress?

Expectations we place on ourselves

Expectations of others

Our physical environment -- noise, movement, weather, season changes

Our internal environment -- academic pressure, frustration, not enough time, decisions,

    social life



What are some symptoms of unmanaged stress?

Increased heart rate and blood pressure; feeling tense, irritable, fatigued, or depressed

Lack of interest and ability to concentrate, apathy

Avoidance behaviors: abuse of drugs, alcohol, tobacco



What are ways to manage stress effectively?

Add balance to life; don't overdo studies or play.

Know and accept what kind of person you are: strengths and weaknesses.

Get a thorough physical exam.

Take "time outs", especially during study.

Expand your support network, reinforce friendships.

Exercise regularly.

Watch your breathing.

Walk loosely and walk more.

Learn and practice relaxation skills.

Study each subject regularly for moderate periods of time.

Discuss problems with friends, family, or Guidance Counsellor.


©Academic Skills Center, Dartmouth College 2011


23 August, 2017 
Open Evening - Griffith College Dublin
23 August, 2017 
Open Evening - Griffith College Cork
23 August, 2017 
Open Evening - Griffith College Limerick
23 August, 2017 
ICHAS Open Evening - Dublin
23 August, 2017 
WIT Live CAO Offers Q & A 2017 (3 days)

View all... 

Education News... CCS not counted

Monday, August 21, 2017 

PLC Courses offer another route to Third Level

Monday, August 21, 2017 

Vacant and Available Course Places 2017

Friday, August 18, 2017 

Predicting 2017 CAO Points

Friday, August 18, 2017 

HSE National Ambulance Service is recruiting for Student Paramedics

Friday, August 18, 2017 

News from


24 August
Templemore College of Further Education - Open Afternoon
25 August
Pulse College - Info Event for Springboard+ Cert. in Animation
26 August
Pulse College - August Open Event - Saturday 26th August 12pm
28 August
Limerick College of Further Education - August Interviews
28 August
Limerick IT - LIT - Information Evening

View all [31]

Mary Immaculate College
Increases in First Preferences and CAO Points for MIC
Liberties College
Are you HEAR eligible but didn't get the CAO offer you wanted?
Moate Business College
Places Still Available - Media Studies Level 5
Moate Business College
Apply Now to Study Tourism with Business
Moate Business College
Apply Now for September

View all [73]

Powered By