It rolls around every year in the same way that Christmas does...however this season brings fear rather than happiness and joy.
It’s exam time.
So many young people become worried and stressed about what faces them.
It doesn’t have to be that way, with a little help and a chance to take stock you can learn how to let go of stress and give your best, while still taking time for yourself and getting a good night’s sleep.
Many thousands of young adults across the world will take examinations to decide their future.
As one teacher I saw said..
“Everybody is worried, everybody is stressed, and everybody's frantically attempting to do the best for their collectives.”
How to let go of exam worries
Here are a few ideas about ways that you can find to help deal with this time of year whatever level you're at.
Take Time Out
Take time for yourself, try and make sure that you get regular breaks. We need to take time to take stock. Cramming won’t help as it will only make you more aware of everything.
Try and take just ten minutes to learn some mindfulness techniques. Like Hypnosis it is all about learning to let go..
You can watch this video below. Just close your eyes and take those few minutes out for yourself.
We always get more of what we think about so, take some time to imagine yourself sat breathing easily and evenly, reading the questions TWICE, and making sure that you plan and then answer them in the way that you have prepared. Once you start thinking of yourself being calm and collected you are already starting to make those changes that will help you on the day.
Take time to talk and have fun
Talking it through with family and friends. Make sure that you also go out and do things other than revision. Watch a film, go for a walk or a run. Take lots of time away from thinking about exams.
Remember, Exams are important, but they are not the be all and end all. An employer will not only judge you on your qualifications, but you're worth ethic and personality.
People are sympathetic if you don't get the grades that you want you can always resit, you can try again. I know of someone in my family who failed all of their exams the first time, dropped out of school, went back and then went on to have a stellar career. The time just wasn’t right the first time.
You may not think it now, but in the future you will look back and smile about your exams. If you could already start to whizz forward in time, you would see yourself laughing with friends about how serious it all seemed at the time.
I wish you all the best in your exams. Do your best, and that is all anyone can want.