Studying can be stressful. It’s ok to seek help if you’re struggling.
Speak to your instructor or anyone else you feel comfortable speaking with. Communication is key – we can’t help if we don’t know what you need! While your instructor is not a therapist, they may be able to help you manage your study situation with consideration to your life outside of flying.
We will do our best to work with you to help you achieve your goals.
Maintaining your overall wellbeing while you study will help improve study outcomes. This includes things like managing stress, getting enough sleep, eating well, and creating healthy relationships.
Some quick tips:
- Keep a regular sleep schedule.
- Practice gratitude.
- Monitor your media consumption – you control your Facebook or Instagram news feeds, which emails you receive or open, what you watch, and what you read. Remove anything that doesn’t make you feel good.
- Exercise regularly.
- Find a friend to open up to.
- Eat well.
- Schedule time for fun stuff.
Everyone will experience their own set of challenges while studying. The best thing about this modern world? It’s easy to find tools to help you with anything!
Here are some places to start:
https://thiswayup.org.au/ has a series of online courses to help you develop strategies to improve the way you feel. Each course is backed by clinical research and trials. Some are free for anyone to complete, others come with a fee (or can be free if prescribed by an affiliated medical practitioner).
https://www.thedesk.org.au/ is a website developed by the University of Queensland, Queensland University of Technology, and beyondblue. It “aims to support Australian tertiary students to achieve mental and physical health and wellbeing.” The website has modules for checking your wellbeing and tips for improving it. It’s free to create a profile, and you can check in regularly to track your wellbeing status.
ANU’s “Mental Health & Wellbeing” page includes tips on sleep, mindfulness, managing exam anxiety, procrastination stoppers, living away from home, and relationship resources. https://www.anu.edu.au/students/health-safety-wellbeing/mental-health-wellbeing
An Introduction to Mental Fitness and Self-Improvement is an online workbook written blog-style by a registered psychologist for students wanting to improve their wellbeing and “be good at their studies.”
*all links correct at time of publishing. If you have trouble with them, please try Googling the relevant university.
And no matter how you may be feeling, remember that you are not alone.