5 ways to relieve exam stress

Being aware that a lot of people are either in the middle of exams or in the lead up to them I thought I should give suggestions of de-stressing activities. Since I am often under a lot of stress myself I use these techniques myself, they seem to work for me so why not share them?
1. Exercise
Yes – exercise. If you feel your stress levels rising go for a jog, get on your bike or even get your wii out and play “Just Dance”. Trust me it is known to reduce stress levels and works for everyone I know, and let’s face it…it is incredibly easy to do.
2. Sleep
Make sure you are getting plenty of sleep. try to get your body into a sleep routine, it is good for us as our bodies naturally respond to a routine. The best way to do this is to get up and go to bed at the same time every day, even at the weekend. And don’t have that tempting nap during the day. Wind down before going to bed, play a game on your computer or tablet or read a book, it will help you to relax and sleep better.
3. Write it Down
Identifying what is causing you stress is half the battle, if you write down the things you think are stressing you out you will feel more at ease. It also gives you more of a chance to relieve yourself of some stress If you can find a way to cut some unnecessary stress out of your life.
4. Hang Out With Friends
Make time for the things you enjoy. If you like to see your friends then take a trip to see them, if you like to play football then take a couple of hours out every couple of days. If you work all day every day you will never get rid of your stress. Don’t feel guilty for doing something other than work – we can’t work all the time, a bit of play keeps us sane.
5. Eat Healthily
If you live of junk food it’s just going to get you even more down. You’ll begin to feel even more run down and helpless. Make sure you keep a balanced diet and your mood is sure to lift, or it will certainly make things easier for you.
If these don’t work for you and you can’t seem to shake your stress off the please visit a GP they will help you out and give you better ways of de-stressing.
Of course there is always talking to your friends and family about it, as often they know what is best for you and can help to calm you down in stressful times.
If you have any more advice to share with people about stress please comment below or reach me on Facebook or Twitter

Author: Jodie Paterson

I'm Jodie Paterson, a 23 year old Edinburgh based blogger! Born and raised in Aberdeen/Aberdeenshire, I quickly grew a passion for writing, photography and many other creative ventures due to the beautiful Scottish landscapes that surrounded me, and I'm now 5 years in to my blogging journey and still absolutely loving it!

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