exam stress

How to deal with exam stress

With exam season quickly approaching stress can begin to build up and hinder your studies, that’s why we’ve put together a guide to help you to deal with exam stress. Everyone deals with stress differently. For some student revision and exams are a breeze but for others the sweaty palms and racing heart kicks in and this can lead to procrastination.

1. Take a break

One of the most important thing to remember when revising is to take a break. Constantly revising is more likely to increase the risk of burnout. Spending time away from your revision doing things you enjoy or spending time with friends or family will leave you feeling more refreshed.

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2. Exercise

Exercising is crucial to boosting your mood and increases productivity. If you’re feeling stressed it’s a great idea to go for a walk or run to clear your mind and release the stress that you might be feeling.

3. Speak to someone at school/college/university

If you’re still struggling to deal with exam stress try to speak to someone at school, college or university that can help. If you don’t want to speak to a teacher try speaking to your parents, they’ll make sure you’re not working 24/7 and risking burnout by encouraging you to take a break.

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What can I do during my break?

A break from revision can be anything that you enjoy. Here are a few examples:

  • Watch TV
  • Take a shower/bath
  • Cook
  • Cinema
  • Go out for tea with friends
  • Gym
  • Shopping
  • Bowling
  • Walking

Check out this article to find other ways to de-stress.

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REMEMBER! If you’re sat stressing about an exam you have already taken you need to move on from that exam and focus on your next one. Stressing won’t change your result and exams aren’t everything. There are plenty of opportunities still available for those who don’t get the results they want.

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