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Dealing With Exam Stress!

Hey everyone, a new year brings a fast approaching exam season, something us students dread! The worst things is, it only gets worse. With me currently being in year 10 it's already making me apprehensive about my final year of high school considering how much stress I'm under now with the added pressure of deadlines and targets to achieve. That being said, exam's are only negative if you let them be negative (yeaaah, right...), so I have a few tips that will hopefully not only help you, but will help me when It comes to the stressful last few months of school.

Take short frequent breaks!
If you lock yourself in your room, only allowing yourself to come out for food and water, then not only will you put even more pressure on yourself, you'll most likely become a little bit stir-crazy and insane. Allow yourself a little bit of free time, even if it's every hour, have 15 minutes to yourself. Do whatever you want, catch up on Youtube videos, ring your friends, etc...

OPEN A WINDOW!
I work so much better when I'm not intoxicated with stuffy and dry air, a little fresh breeze makes a world of a difference. You'll be in a better frame of mind and will perhaps therefore get better results.

Listen to music.
Now I'm aware this doesn't work for everyone, especially when it's loud, but a quiet relaxing song or two will put you right at ease if you don't get distracted by music. Turn the volume down so you can still hear yourself think, just with a little bit more of a melody!

Don't stress!
Again, this one in some cases is inevitable, especially for me. I stress and worry about the tiniest things and exams definitely don't bypass this. I'm pretty sure it's scientifically proven that stressing does absolutely nothing for you, whether it be your confidence, ability, or whatever. Stay calm and relax, stressing will not help you!

Be prepared and don't leave it until last minute.
Because I don't deal well with pressure and deadlines, leaving it until the last minute is not even an option, although sometimes It has to be done. If you can, prepare yourself, even if it means writing down what you need to recap, or picking up your revision book months earlier tan your exam. Extra revision when you're bored certainly won't harm you.

Have snacks ready.
For me, there is nothing worse than having the immense weight of exams on your shoulders, and not being able to aid your problems with your favourite food. Make sure you have that treat at the ready to reward yourself with when you have done what you need to do!

Drink lots of water!
Staying hydrated is a major necessity when it comes to anything, not just exams. Be sure to have a glass of water or whatever you prefer at your side at all times!

Set yourself goals.
For example, the assessment I'm currently revising means I have to revise a certain number of paragraphs and remember them off by heart. I find that revising up to a certain paragraph always helps me, and when you've achieved the goal you feel so much better about the rest of the revision you have left to do!

Be comfortable.
Comfort is key! Just because you're still practically doing school, college etc work doesn't mean you can't wear extremely comfortable clothes. I like to wear big jumper and pyjama bottoms when I'm revising!

Practise, practise, practise!
If you want the results, you have to put the work in. After all, practise makes perfect (cringe)!

Think positively!
Just because everyone is saying your future lies in your results, don't let that bring you down and let you think negatively about exams! Trust yourself and just try your best.

Are any of these tips useful? If you've already been through exams, what were your no.1 tips?

Have a great day!
Meg x

4 comments:

  1. You're handwriting is absolutely beaut, Meg!
    Estelle xxx
    Let Me Go Xo

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    1. Thank you so much you little gem, it's not at all!xxxx

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  2. These are all fab tips, have to agree with pretty much all of them. I'm actually taking a little break from revising for my final uni exams right now haha :)

    Kasia's Beauty Diary

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    1. Thank you Kasia lovely! Ahh good luck, hope I helped!x

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