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Tips on exam stress from YoungMinds

Kind Natured - YoungMinds tips on exam stress

These tips have been written by YoungMinds – the UK’s leading charity fighting for children and young people’s mental health.

1. Take a break. Fresh air can clear your head and taking frequent breaks can help you concentrate when you come back to your revision.

2. Find someone you trust and open up to them. They can help you to put things into perspective when things get tough.

3. Find the best way for you. Everyone revises in a different way. Try not to compare yourself to friends, you know what works for you so don’t be afraid to stick with it.

4. Stay healthy. De-stress by fitting some exercise into your routine, even if it’s just a short walk. Try to eat a proper breakfast and fruit and veg to help keep up your energy.

5. Starting to panic? Take a deep breath in and out through the nose, counting to five each way. Find an activity that will help you relax like listening to music or having a hot bath.

6. Let it go. What’s done is done so don’t put any more pressure on yourself by comparing your revision or answers with your friends.

7. Exams aren’t everything. Whatever happens in your exams, there are lots of different options out there. You are creating your own route to your own version of success and that is the smartest decision you can make.

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