Thursday, 14 May 2015

How to: Cope with Exam stress!

Hey Guys,

First of all I want to wish you luck in your upcoming exams. I also want to say, do not worry you will be fine. Let me tell you my little tricks to keeping my head about water when I had my tests.

I'm going to list my tips below, remember this is just my advice and use what you like...

1. Turn off your phone!

I know I know, it's crap but telling yourself you won't check it is a lie. You will, it's as simple as that. You need to avoid distractions, make sure you have no excuses to procrastinate. That way you are focused and the most entertaining thing to do will be to study!

2. Get off the internet.
If I recall correctly all of your revision should be in text books or already written down. Fabulous. Avoid logging on, social networking etc. You do not want to get caught up in drama this close to your exams and that is all the internet will cause. If you do need to use the internet, use it for exactly what you need it for and then put your laptop/tablet etc in another room when you are done.

3. Treat yourself!

Whatever anyone says you are working, and you are working HARD. So you deserve a treat, a fun way of doing this is to place a sweet under every paragraph you have to read. What an incentive. Or if you prefer have a little treat every time you finish a subject.

4. Drink loads of water.
Boring, gross etc etc. It will keep you alert, hydrated and concentrating. I would recommend taking 5 minute breaks every 20 minutes to half an hour. Pee, have a drink, get your head together and crack on again.

5. Put Lavender Oil on your pillow.

Lavender oil smells great but it also calms and relaxes you. When you fall asleep with the scent you should get a fabulous nights sleep and clear your head from all that fuzzy stress and worry.

6. Have a relaxing bath.

You will have been hunched over books all day and you will feel stiff and moody. Get a nice bath in, candles on, bath bomb, bubbles, the lot! Not only will it relax your muscles but it should clear your head and get you in the perfect state for bedtime.

7. No Energy Drinks!

They're pretty much a lie. I drink them I will be totally honest but they will give you a temporary high and a massive crash. It will be difficult to concentrate with a bad headache and feeling tired. This is the same with Coffee or anything caffeinated. Like I said, water is your friend. Not much else.

and last but not least...


Genuinely you will be fine, put in the work to get the results. Remember this is a very short amount of time in your life. I know it sucks but it will end. So put in your absolute best but also be kind to yourself. You can only do the best you can do and besides you don't get your results straight away anyway. So before you start a test, take a deep breath and say I will be great and when it's finished, big deep breath and tell yourself another one bites the dust.

I will be thinking about all of you. Promise me at the end of the day you will get your slipper socks on, get a cup of cocoa and watch your favourite TV.

Good Luck and share your tips below to help out others.



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