Coping with the stress of exams

It doesn’t matter how old you are or how many exams you have done, put anyone in those sorts of sterile exam conditions with the added pressure of a time limit and it’s enough to put the most level-headed person into a state of heightened anxiety.

With this in mind it is therefore perfectly normal to feel that way during a period of exams at school or college. You want to do well and may be worried of the outcome of the exam and how it will effect future life decisions such as attending a university of your choice or getting a certain job.

Without being able to eliminate these stresses it is important to understand how to deal with them and below are some tips that can help.

Meditation can really help to clear and relax the mind, if you struggle to do this there are many online videos and media tracks that can help you to do this in your own time at home.

Staying active will also help and light exercise such as going for a walk will boost your blood flow and the fresh air will help to clear your head.

Good preparation is key to doing well in your exams so careful planning and revision will give you all the tools you need for a good grade.

Eating well is also very important as foods such as oily fish with omega 3 and high proteins can actually help your concentration levels. Avoid high carb high fat foods as these can make you feel tired and sluggish.