Let us know if this sounds familiar…
You wake up exam morning feeling confident and ready to go.
But as soon as you walk into the exam room, your mind goes completely blank, and you start panicking…
Whether you’ve been a student for 5 years or 10 years, exams can be stressful and bring on anxiety.
Now, it’s normal to feel a bit nervous before a big test. However, if you’re not careful, minor nerves can easily transform into anxiety or panic.
When we’re anxious, it’s very difficult to think clearly – which in turn can negatively impact our test scores.
We know exam time is just around the corner, and we want to help you keep your anxiety at bay. Keep on reading to learn more.
When it comes to exam time, you can never be too prepared. Triple check your backpack the night before, eat a healthy breakfast and study as much as you can.
Wake Up Early:
No one enjoys feeling rushed! Even if your exam isn’t first thing in the morning, it’s still a good idea to get up early and prepare.
Even though most of us will be completing exams online this term, you can still get set up early.
You can make sure your computer is fully charged, your internet connection is good, and you have water on hand.
Have a Positive Attitude:
Positive affirmations will be your best friend before an exam.
Remind yourself that you studied hard and you’ve got this.
Don’t Expect Yourself to be Perfect:
You are not perfect, and no one is expecting you to be.
We all make mistakes, and that’s okay. Your final grade isn’t what matters. All that matters is that you tried your best.
Practice Deep Breathing:
Even if you follow all the above tips, you still may experience some anxiety while writing your exam.
If that happens, try your best to stay calm and focus on your breathing.
Slowly breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth before tackling each question.
Wishing you the best of luck on your exams this semester!