Summary

COPING WITH EXAM STRESS

Declutter your space- Clear out all trash, make your bed, and make your desktop space clear. This will make for a cleaner head.

Put yourself in a happy place- Do yoga, take a power nap, whatever you need to put yourself in the most positive head space possible

Put your health first- To state the obvious, drink plenty of water, get enough sleep, and keep up with your personal hygiene. But this also counts for mental health. Put yourself first, your hobbies, your passions, and anything you do to keep yourself sane. Buy yourself nice treats as a reward after completing tough tasks, or reward yourself with anything you like doing.

STRESS AND ANXIETY REDUCTION 

 

1. Think about what’s stressing you out 

  • Identify the cause – eg. work – and think about why this is causing you stress. Do you have more work than you can manage? Is one task particularly hard?
  • Identify your abilities to cope – have you survived this in the past? Think about the skills you have and how they could help you with this situation.
  • Analyze your expectations – how could this situation go best? how could it go worst? Be prepared for every outcome.

2. Now go to your happy place

  • Do something creative! Maybe use a colouring book, write something, make music
  • Listen to loud music and dance around crazily
  • Go outdoors and just breathe deeply
  • MAKE A NEBULA
  • Go to this CALMING WEBSITE
  • Watch something funny on TV and have a good laugh
  • light a scented candle
  • Get some exercise – anything from a relaxing walk to an intense workout will be good for you.
  • Cook something delicious
  • Curl up in a blanket and drink something warm
  • Get plenty of sleep HERE’S HOW TO WORK OUT WHEN TO GO TO BED
  • + MORE USEFUL SELF CARE LINKS

3. Then get organised and motivated to work!

Find what works for you and develop a routine that you can go straight to whenever you’re feeling stressed. Remember that your mental health is more important than anything else, so don’t feel guilty about taking some time out for yourself every now and then.

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