It’s just hit me that my first exam is in 3 days and I barely feel prepared for it. I guess no matter how much preparation you do for an exam, there’s always a slight nervousness you get when you think about it, but right now all I can think about is how stressed I am.
So I’ve been thinking about ways I can deal with my stress, and thought I’d share them with you too:
– Meditation. It might be something you’ve never tried before, or perhaps something you think is… a little strange. But putting on some relaxing music and letting your mind drift away is actually a great way of forgetting about who you are, what you have to do and where you have to be for a few minutes a day. Give it a try; it might work for you.
– Food. I’m a stress eater, so naturally I went to ASDA yesterday and bought £25 worth of pure rubbish. But hey, it works for me!
– Doing something other than work or revision. This doesn’t mean procrastinate. Sometimes when you’ve spent hours doing one topic, your thoughts are distorted and you begin feeling discouraged. Take your mind off it by watching a YouTube video, cooking, or drawing.
– Getting enough sleep. Lately I’ve been sleeping very late and waking up pretty early (early for me anyway). But this means throughout the day when I’m revising I have a HUGE drop in my energy. Getting a full 8 hours means I’ll be more productive when I revise and actually take things in rather than just read words on a page.
– Getting active. Let’s Do Leicester are putting on some stress-busting activities during exams, and getting active is the perfect way of letting off some steam.
I hope some of these techniques work for you! If you have any other stress-busting techniques, please comment below!