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    Firstly recognise that you are stressed. Just validate and accept that feeling, as it probably driven by your feeling of wanting to do well. When you validate that your feelings of stress and tension, it will help them to dissipate. This will allow your inner wisdom to surface. Your inner wisdom believes in you and knows that you are capable of doing anything you put your mind to. Calm and centre yourself before you study, by closing your eyes for five minutes or so and directing your mind to your breath. This takes time, but ultimately will make your study time more effective as you are studying in a calm and centred way rather than from anxiety or stress.

    Get yourself organised. Again planning takes time but ultimately saves time as it allows you to be more focused and efficient. Make a plan of what you are going study and when you will do it. Give yourself realistic goals to take the pressure off. Take plenty of breaks— studies show that a 10-minute break after every 50 minutes of study, maximises your ability to learn and process information. Sleep well, eat nutritious food and exercise often as this will all improve and maintain your body in an optimum way allowing you to absorb and retain information more readily.

    Blisspot on June 20, 2016

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    Exam stress is one of the many things we have to (unfortunately) deal with in life! What I do to reduce stress during exam periods is get really organised and set attainable goals. I really enjoy writing a comprehensive to-do list every night/ morning to prepare me and keep me motivated for the day of study ahead. 

    Always make sure to take breaks and relax - it is important not to burn out from too much study. When you feel that you're losing concentration or that you're getting tired, it's probably time for a break. It's all about finding the right balance!

    Jameson Ng on August 24, 2017

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