Tips on how to manage stress during exam time and deadlines.
Set yourself small and achievable goals – by breaking down large and overwhelming pieces of work into smaller tasks.
Use a planner or calendar – establish what you need to achieve, set your deadlines and work through them.
Set realistic goals – remember to do your best rather than trying to be perfect.
Take time out for yourself - leave time in your schedule to see friends, get some exercise, have a treat etc. It all helps to keep the energy going.
Challenge your negative thinking – be aware of when you use words such as ‘must’ ‘should’ and ‘ought’ and be kinder to yourself.
Talk it out – if you get stuck, talk it out with friends, family or a member of staff as they may well be able to help.
Try eating more healthily & sleeping more regularly – healthy and routine patterns will help your body deal with the stress better.
If necessary learn some anxiety management or relaxation techniques – have a go at our relaxation exercise.
‘If you feel that your stress is turning into panic, and relaxing is not working, a method such as the ‘Stop Technique’ may offer an immediate and helpful response.