Exam period can be stressful and overwhelming. However, by learning how to strike the right balance between study and downtime, you will have the best chance of success.
Read our top 3 tips on how to balance your study and manage your stress, so that you can ace your exams.
1. Schedule in your downtime
Downtime is crucial in the lead up to exams. Even the most successful CEOs with high-pressure jobs know that they must take their foot off the gas in order to do a good job. If machines need to be recharged, humans definitely do. When creating your study plan, be sure to allot time for friends, relaxation and hobbies (including that all-important Netflix binge) - and be strict! It is much better to study effectively for 4-5 hours per day, than it is to stare blankly at your computer screen from dusk till dawn. The key to remain motivated while studying is to plan your days, set yourself goals and award yourself breaks.
2. Download apps that can help to relieve stress
There are countless apps designed to combat stress and anxiety. Some focus on health and wellbeing, while others are efficient project management tools. All students can benefit from the below apps during exam period.
3. Fuel your body right and get moving
You may be heading into exam season, but that doesn’t mean that your health should take a back seat - especially when it comes to the food you consume.
If you feed your body with substantial, nutritious foods, and you exercise daily, your mind will feel stronger and you will be less stressed. Even a gentle stroll in the fresh air will greatly improve your mental state and studying endeavours, and therefore your exam performance.
Over to you!
Exam period is daunting, but with the right approach to study (or, more importantly, the right approach to the time around your study) you will have best chance of success. And remember, there is a light at the end of the tunnel.
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