How To Reduce Stress & Achieve Academic Goals with the Erin Condren Academic Planner

Studying can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to! Planning is one of the best stress management techniques, and writing your plans, notes, school projects and more in a paper planner helps you retain and remember more information! Here are eight easy ways to reduce stress and achieve academic goals with the Erin Condren Academic Planner.

1. Study according to your learning style.

Students learn many different ways. Are you a visual learner, auditory learner, social learner or solitary learner? Take this simple test to find your learning style & discover the best study habits for your learning style!

2. Practice explaining what you’ve learned.

If you can explain the lesson to someone else, then your studying has paid off. Test your studying habits by describing what you studied to friends, family or even imaginary students!

3. Find a study playlist that inspires you!

Thousands of students around the world stay focused with custom playlists. Explore the best playlists for studying & find your inspiration.

4. Keep assignments, to-dos & academic deadlines in the same place.

Students, teachers, bloggers and a lot of us collect notes, to-dos, important dates and more on random slips of paper. To avoid anything slipping through the cracks, track all of this info in one place: your Academic Planner. That way, you can see it all at a glance, stay organized and stress less about forgetting something. Organization often leads to relaxation!

5. Study with friends!

Even though you can find great resources online, nothing beats learning together IRL. Researchers discovered that in-person teaching improves student performance, so strike a balance between personal and group study time.

6. Practice makes perfect.

Test anxiety affects students of all ages and rehearsing the material helps you feel more relaxed on exam day. If you search for “practice test examples” within your subject, you’ll find plenty of helpful practice materials to help you prepare for your exam.

7. Tap into motivation through personalization!

Stay motivated all year long with your favorite motivational quotes, colors & designs. If you have a famous quote, saying or song lyric you love, add it to your Custom Quote Academic Planner. You can also upload your creativity with this D-I-Y design for your cover.

8. Plan for academic success and follow through with organization.

From high school to college and grad school, there’s a lot to keep track of! That’s where the power of planning comes in; without it, things can feel overwhelming. Break your goals down by quarter or semester; make a realistic plan to meet those goals; then, get organized to make it easier to follow your plan. You’ve got this!

Need help getting started? Check out How To Start Planning!