You’ve worked hard all year and you know your stuff. We get that, but we also know that a little extra advice is always welcome.
It’s so important around exam time to make sure you’re looking after yourself, so have a look at these top tips to avoid stress and exam nerves.
We’re sure that you’ll do brilliantly in all of your exams – we’d just like to help if we can.
OneListening to music can have a really positive effect on you and help create a productive study environment. You’ll know what kind of music and what songs work best for you, so create a playlist that will help you keep your focus and keep you feeling positive.
TwoTaking a short walk can improve your memory and brain power. It can also give you some time to process the information you’ve taken in while studying. Try taking a walk during one of your study breaks.
ThreeIf you have created a study plan and have a defined study routine, you will feel less anxious about studying as a whole. You will also be more productive and motivated each day if you are using a routine that works well for you.
FourStaying positive and celebrating your revision successes can help you maintain your positivity. Keeping a positive attitude will also help you avoid stress.
FiveGetting a good night’s sleep on a regular basis is a great way to improve your mood, increase your productivity, and keep anxiety low. Sleep also helps your brain take in information and convert it to long-term memory – which is great for revision!
SixEating the right things can help you to feel better in every way. Make sure you are drinking plenty of water and not overdoing caffeine or sugar. Eating a few squares of dark chocolate is a great way to reduce stress, too.
SevenSometimes, the best thing to do is to talk it out. Speaking to a family member or friend is a great way of letting it all out. It can give you a break from yourself and saying things aloud can even help you to sort through them internally.
EightGive yourself a break from everything else when you’re studying. Cutting out the distractions of social media and the internet, as well as things like TV, can help you stay focused – and you’ll feel better if you aren’t procrastinating. Keep these things for designated study breaks.
We hope you find these tips helpful. Have you seen our advice on avoiding stress and exam day tips?