How To Beat Exam Stress

If you have got exams or deadlines after your Christmas break then the holidays aren’t really going to be that exciting. You might be finding it a little hard to concentrate whilst it seems everyone else is having fun, but make sure you don’t get yourself stressed out about it. There are many ways that you can beat exam stress and here are some easy ones for you to follow.

Eat Well

Food is what fuels our bodies, and it will fuel your brain too. Eating fresh food will make sure you are feeling on form whilst revising. Sitting there with a pack of chocolate biscuits and crisps might make you feel better initially, but this sugar rush won’t last long, and afterwards you will feel unproductive and tempted to take a nap. Eat foods that release energy slowly like porridge and if you fancy a sweet snack then grab some fruit.

Get Some Rest

This may sound like the last thing you want to be doing, as you feel you need to utilise every second of every day, but our bodies are repaired during sleep. Having a good night’s rest will help you feel refreshed to the next day and will also help you retain more information.

Drink Plenty of Fluids

Keeping yourself hydrated whilst studying is key. Don’t start downing energy drinks or drinks with loads of caffeine in them, because again you will feel full of energy but come crashing down. Water is your best bet or some calming camomile tea.


Taking regular breaks will stop you from getting information overload. Taking a brisk walk during these breaks or any kind of exercise will release endorphins that make you feel good. Why not get a mate to come with you? It is good to chat away from revision, or if you feel like you really need to keep going then testing each other will be a good way to keep working.

Change It Up

If you are getting a bit bored of sitting in the same room all day then change up your revision space. Going to your university library will give you a more focused vibe as everyone is there to study. It is a quiet space with all the information you need around you. If you are feeling stuck on a specific topic, then go and find a book that could help you learn more.

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