I doubt anyone has gone through life without stress, especially if at any point you have had to take an exam. I am possibly the most stressed person I have ever met and with my added immune deficiency I end up being an ill mess the majority of the time.
As someone who is so stressed what I witnessed on Friday an hour before our computer exam left me in shock. My friend on opening his Access database that was needed for the exam found all of the databases corrupted. Luckily he went into a state of shock instead of stress and together we sorted it out, but it made me think that in that situation I would probably have been a nervous reck. We both joked afterwards that it was lucky it happened to him, because I would have definitely just cried.
This made me really think about exam stress and how to overcome it. As someone who not only gets stressed, but nervous I luckily have an off switch where I know the second I set off for the exam there is nothing more I can do so I start to calm down but until that point panic overcomes me.
Revision is a time when you spend your hours locked in you room or in the library hunched over a desk attempting to cram all of that information into your head. Most students, myself included, forget that not everything can go in and if all your brain gets is information it will just start rejecting it.
So yesterday I decided to take a break in the evening and cook. I spent a year in catered accommodation last year, which I strongly recommend, not only because it is easy but it also makes you want to cook for yourself in the next two or so years of you education. So in my attempt to have a break from revision my boyfriend and I decided to make spring rolls and luckily they came out amazingly!
The break from revision was something that I never really wanted to consider because in such a short space of time I need to know so much, but today I woke up remembering my amazing spring rolls and ready to work.