Five simple tips to help you survive exam week
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Exam week is just around the corner and stress levels are high. We have a few useful tips to help you finish this school year strong.
Make a Schedule or a To- Do List. Splitting the work to be done into chucks you can actually achieve can be very beneficial. Add a timeline to each activity but make sure to keep it realistic. That way, you can keep track of what you’ve accomplished instead of looking at the big picture and getting overwhelmed.
Drink. We mean water and water only. Hydrating yourself regularly keeps your body fueled and helps pump oxygen to your brain which is needed especially during these stressful times. We suggest keeping a reminder on your phone for every 30 to 45 minutes or download a mobile application reminding you to drink water.
Take a Walk. Is it getting overwhelmingly stressful? Take a quick break by going out for a walk. Don’t let it bog you down to a point where you cannot take in any more information. Going out for a walk or getting some exercise in will be a good way for you to freshen up.
Get Adequate Sleep. Do not underestimate the power of a good night’s sleep. Make sure you are well rested, especially the night before an exam. If you plan your day out well and account for adequate sleep, you will be fresh and energized to sit through an exam.
Make it Fun. It’s easier to focus if you adapt to studying by quizzing yourself, creating acronyms or rewarding yourself for a job well done. Create a game plan - literally - that allows you to accomplish tasks and be rewarded for each one. For example, why not reward yourself with a piece of chocolate, slice of pizza or a game of Candy Crush after you’ve accomplished a new chapter or allow yourself five minutes of free time for every chunk of material you digest?
Just a few more days until you get done with this semester. Please remember to take good care of yourself and if at any time you believe you need help then do not fear to seek it out. Your classmates, friends or teachers can be of great help during this time.