There are three main types of learning styles: auditory, visual, and kinesthetic. After my 'A' levels I used quite a lot of visual learning skills and was quite successful in my studies. Lately I have started to realise that I could be also a kinesthetic learner. Kinesthetic learners usually need to take a lot of breaks and are very physically active people. Usually people who do sports are kinesthetic learners. So I have been doing more physical activities,taking more breaks - and this seems to have reduced my stress levels.
Most people use a combination of the three learning styles but they usually have a clear preference for one. In my case, I was frequently using visual learning skill but more or less neglected the other ways of learning. It was effective to a certain extent but it led to more stress in my life. So it is good to develop all three styles of learning.
References:- (i) http://www.learningrx.com/types-of-learning-styles-faq.htm