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How to Reduce Stress as a Veterinary Student: 4 Easy Tips

By May 9, 2017August 17th, 2017Fun Facts, Study Tips

How to Reduce Vet School Stress

When the stresses of a mounting workload, approaching exams, or overshadowing student loans start to wear you down and hinder your daily performance, try reducing the tension with these 4 simple tips to reduce stress as a veterinary student:

Tip 1: Swap that coffee for herbal tea

Caffeine induces feelings of stress, nervousness and anxiety. Herbal teas are caffeine free and filled with good vitamins and nutrients and are good for relieving stress or anxiety.

Try one (or all) of these stress relieving herbal teas.

Tip 2: Turn that Dorsal Dog, into Downward Dog

The calm breathing and meditation in yoga challenges the flight or fight response you experience because of stress.

Try some of these easy yoga poses to relieve stress.

Yoga poses to reduce stress for veterinary students

Turn that dorsal dog, into a downward dog


Tip 3: Pamper yourself

Take a few minutes to relax and refresh your mind each day. One of the best and most comforting ways to do so is by taking a hot bath. Light a few candles and throw on a face mask to achieve optimal pamperedness. If you want to up your bath game even more try some of these DIY detox bath recipes.

Gentlemen: this is not restricted to ladies, give it a try! You might find you are pleasantly surprised (and at the very least… clean!)

Tip 4: Know that you are not alone, and talk about it

It’s an unfortunate reality that study stress is a common, and growing trend, particularly for veterinary students with your incredibly massive workloads. The silver lining here, is that you don’t need to be afraid to tell your classmates or even professors about it, because they’re either experiencing it themselves, or have been through it before. Sharing is healing!

Learn more about the prevalence of study stress, along with a few more tips for overcoming it, in this infographic courtesy of Study Medicine Europe.
Tweet: Study stress is a common, and growing trend, particularly for veterinary students with massive workloads.

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