Your Study Guide to Coping With Stress
Sitting exams is a testing time and can make us feel stressed out - so stay one step ahead with these tips to beat exam stress.
Check out our top tips to tackling exam stress
Be prepare, not only is it the scoutsí motto but it should be yours too! Take confidence from the fact that exams are a test of what you already know. Start revising well in advance and prepare using our practice papers.
Keep your body health
With so much studying to do, itís easy to think you simply donít have time for exercise. But in fact, exercise is a well-known stress buster.
Put it into Perspective
You may feel your life depends on your exams results. However, try not to worry as it doesnít help and can prevent you from performing as well as you could. Although results are important, they are not the be all and end all. No matter what you achieve, there is always a way forward.
Cut down on caffeine
Coffee might make you feel more awake but too much caffeine can actually over-stimulate you, making it difficult to concentrate and to get that much-needed sleep. Instead, make sure you drink plenty of water.
Itís tempting to scoff chocolate when you are studying but eating too many sugary snacks can cause energy dips. High protein foods and wholegrain cereals help to release energy gradually and keep sugar levels stable.
So when you need to re-fuel, swap chocolate for tuna and keep the energy coming.