Friday, 17 May 2013

How To Deal With Exam Stress

Right fellow bloggers,

it's finally that time of year again... YAAAAY (slight hint of sarcasm)

it's exam season! 
So if you're from the UK, you'll know that final exams start mid May & near the end of June. But if you aren't from the UK, then this may or may not be useful.

Exam season can also be a very stressful time, so here are some top tips to help with revision and stress:

1. Revise!

Revision is the biggest guidance to achieving the higher grades at GCSE or A Levels, so make sure you do actually do SOME revision. Whether it's using textbooks, writing out the important information, going back into school/college for revision sessions, any revision is good revision

2. Prioritize! 

Make sure you prioritize between your exams, social life, school/college & family. So to deal with that, create a revision timetable, where you can prioritize your time between when each exam is, what exam to revise for and when to do all the other stuff that's important in your life as well.

3. Limit yourself!

Try to limit yourself to a certain amount of hours a day when revising, especially if you revise in a big chunk of hours... if you revise for 4 hours a day, make sure you have at least 2, half an hour breaks throughout your revision schedule, as overloading your brain is really bad for you as it can dehydrate you and give you bad headaches.

4. Have A Day To Yourself!

Once a week, have a day to yourself, where you take a day off from revision and do activities that keep your stress free. Activities such as: a day trip, a warm bubble bath, a spa day, watching a film, basically, anything you enjoy that takes your mind off things for a while.

5. Ask For Help!

If you don't understand anything whilst you're revising, instead of piling it on yourself and stressing, ASK for help, whether it's from a teacher, a family member, a friend etc, ask because  then it'll make sense to you and then so will your revision.

So there are my 5 top tips for you, I hope they help you as much as they help me & good luck with your final exams. 

Until next time,

- Katie. x

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