Exam time can be anxious stressful and a potentially overwhelming experience. It is important to mind yourself. Here are some key tips to help keep the stress to a minimum.
It is important to get between 8-10 hours per night. Try and wind down before sleep.
Make sure to eat regularly, this will help your concentration and ensure you last the distance.
Exercise is a great way to relieve built up stress, improving your mood. It is important to build it into your plan, take a walk or go for a swim or a cycle.
It is just as important to schedule time for fun. Make time for things that you enjoy during exam breaks and at the weekend.
- Before your exams thinks about the practical issues and have them organised in advance
- Timetable for exams
- How am I travelling to the exams?
- What do I need? i.e. pens, calculator, exam number
Watch your caffeine intake. Caffeine is a stimulant which can mimic feelings of anxiety and interfere with our ability to concentrate and sleep.
If you are feeling overwhelmed talk to someone, family or friends you are not alone, support is available.
Don’t dwell on what has already happened. This doesn’t help and you can’t change the past. Leave the last exam behind you and focus on the next exam.
Best of luck and remember once the exams are over there is a long and hopefully enjoyable summer break ahead.