Exams are an important part of our lives but they usually leave us feeling a bit stressed. This often happens because we become so caught up in studying that we forget to look after our well-being!
Being mindful about our emotions is one of the best ways to tackle the negative feelings that can occur during exams. It helps us manage our anxiety around them and understand when to give ourselves a rest.
Our students, who are currently studying for their own exams, shared their tips for dealing with exam stress:
‘Watch movies, read a book or go out to a park. Just take a rest and stay away from your studies for like an hour.’
Mon from Myanmar
‘Make sure you revise on time and just try to take it easy.’
Ensar from Kosovo
‘Relax and don’t over think in your room!’
Nekieda from Albania
‘Try and study but take a break if you can’t focus. Don’t get nervous, just answer what you know.’
Aranza from Mexico
‘Practice and practice and practice. Make sure you manage your time well between different subjects.’
Emir from Malaysia
Remember, rest and self-care looks different for everyone so it’s important to learn what works for you! If exams start to feel overwhelming, that’s a strong sign you need to take a break and allow yourself to rest. Sometimes looking after ourselves is as simple as taking a moment to reflect on our feelings and breathe.