The final countdown was the song of choice to be quoted to me this week by my student worker at Church yesterday. At the time, I appreciated the humour of the situation. But now, as I sit in the library at 9am on a monday morning with just a week to go until my first exam, the pressure is starting to build.
My biggest concern is that my mind will go blank in the exam and I won’t be able to write anything. This has only happened to me once before but it was a horrible moment and I could really do without that happening this time around. My aim is to stay as calm as possible, because that’s pretty much the only way I can handle it. A friend commented to me recently that she couldn’t believe how calm I was. My response? “I’m screaming on the inside.”
If, like me, you’re struggling with stress, there is plenty of advice available on the university website http://www2.le.ac.uk/offices/ssds/healthy-living-for-students/preparation-for-exams/preparation-for-exams?searchterm=exam%20help and http://www2.le.ac.uk/offices/ssds/counselling/self-help-information/stress?searchterm=stress but another useful website you may wish to visit is www.mind.org.uk, which has a lot of advice about stress. It’s really helpful.
I should probably get back to my revision, so good luck with yours and with the exams too 🙂