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Managing Academic Anxiety

The pressure of maintaining high grades and balancing activities can be exasperating for students.  They find themselves stuck, unable to get things started and procrastinating. This can be stressful for students and parents, creating tension and anxiety for all involved. In order to manage the anxiety that mounts in response to homework and studying, the following are examples of tools students can learn:


  • Learning to prepare in advance

  • Replacing negative self talk

  • Challenging catastrophic thinking

  • Working to set small deadlines

  • Prioritizing

  • Using vision boards

  • Incorporating principles of Mindfulness into daily life


Students are able to ascertain what works for them and what does not.  Once strategies have been internalized, there is a heightened sense of academic self-confidence.

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