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If you’re in the midst of revision, then you’re probably a bit stressed out. Luckily, we’ve got some tips on how to reduce your stress!
Remind yourself that there is life after exams. Remind yourself that a bad grade won’t be the end of the world. Exams are, of course, important for your future but you are so much more than your exam results.
Make sure you know exactly what exams you’re taking and when. Making checklists of topics and things to do will help you to feel like you have more control over your exams and revision.
Take Frequent Breaks
We can only successfully concentrate for a short period of time so taking frequent breaks will help you to retain information and therefor be less stressed.
Try to Enjoy Life
Just because you’re in the midst of revision and exams, doesn’t mean you can’t have any fun. Set yourself reasonable revision goals and when you reach them, reward yourself!
Have you ever heard the expression: “Comparison is the thief of joy”? Don’t compare how much revision you’re doing to anyone else. Everyone learns at their own pace and revises in their own way.
Try to avoid dissecting the exam afterwards as well. Discussing what answers you gave will only cause you to worry.
Typically, it’s normally sunny around exam time. Don’t force yourself to stay inside if you can revise outside. For some, being in the sun makes us feel happier and will hopefully reduce stress.
Take Care of Yourself
Make sure to eat healthily, drink plenty of water and get enough rest during exams. You won’t be able to revise effectively without taking care of your body first.