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5 top-tips on how to de-stress

 

Kind Natured - Exam Stress Tips

Struggling with exam pressure? Then we’ve got you covered.

We’ve written some everyday top-tips to help you de-stress and relax to help give yourself some #ExamKindness this term.


1. Unplug

First things first, you need to unplug yourself from the matrix and give your brain time to memorise all the information it’s been bombarded with and have a rest from the screen. This is both your computer screen and your phone!

Checking out for 10-15 minutes will drastically decrease your stress levels as you cut yourself off from the world and information for a while. Schedule in daily 15 minutes breaks in your revision schedule and leave your desk and do something else. Make a cup of tea or just literally close your eyes and zone out.


2. Exercise

Every time you exercise, whether your walking the dog or playing netball, your body releases mood-boosting endorphins. Exercise not only distracts our mind from stress, but the chemical changes it causes in our brain can positively change our mood.

It also doesn’t have to cost a fortune. You can go for a run around your local park or go for a 10-minute walk around the block. Whatever you do, it will really help to de-stress you and give your brain the relaxation it deserves.


3. Eat healthily

We know everyone really goes on about this, but there is a reason for it. Eating healthily gives your body the fuel to work properly and to its full potential. Stress eating and snacking is a huge contributor to making you feel sluggish and even more stressed, as too much sugar or caffeine affects your mood as well as your digestive system.

Look into finding a snack which is full of protein and good fats such as avocado or nuts. These will both fill you up and give you a positive energy boost to carry on with your revision.


4. Meditate

Meditation is the practise of focusing your mind for a period of time and closing your mind off from the world. It can be through silence or chanting and for both spiritual or religious reasons. It’s also used as a method for relaxation.

Just a few minutes of practise per day can help to ease anxiety and help you become more resilient to stress in the long run.

There are lots of different resources you can find to assist you in your meditation, especially if you’re a beginner to really help you de-stress and tune out for a short period of time.


5. ‘Me’ Time

Through a mixture of working, school and university, we often forget to spend enough time doing the things we really enjoy. This can affect our stress levels and the enjoyment we get from life.

If you set aside a few nights a week in your revision schedule for some ‘me time’ this can help to make your revision timetable look a lot less depressing and will allow you to reconnect with yourself.

Having a quick 30 minute bath is one way to do this; not only does having a bath relax you, but it has been scientifically proven to help you sleep better, which is also crucial to help you de-stress.

Our Bathing range contains a variety of vegan-friendly bath soaks and body washes to help you relax and nourish skin at the same time. So when you’re feeling overwhelmed and your skin is crying out for some TLC, let our natural bathing range nurture it (with no nasties)!


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