8 Ways to Beat Exam Stress

Tis’ the season of midterms! As someone with three midterms within 24 hours (!!!), I, along with every student here at Western, is very well aware of the stress and anxiety that midterms bring with them. Hence, I have decided to dedicate this post to midterm season and how exactly to not let it overwhelm you.

1. Find a Fuzzy friend – Only a very small amount of things are more calming than playing with a furry animal. Thank God for therapy dogs!

2. Run – Even going for a 20-minute run will boos your mind and can help quiet a very busy mind by releasing the feel-good endorphins. And, the cold air will DEFINITELY wake you up!

3. Bake a healthy treat – Baking, much like drawing or playing music, is a soothing activity and can help silence your racing thoughts.

4. Talk it out – The most important thing to remember that you are never alone. There are many other students near you who are going through the same thing and talking with one another will definitely ease some of you anxiety and burden. In addition, Western offers services that can help you during this time.

5. Clean your desk – Sometimes clearing your space is all you need to clear your mind.

6. Make a detailed calendar – I personally love this tip because not only I love to organize, but keeping note of important things helps me to be in control and eases some of my worries.

7.Sweat – Working up a  new sweat can make you feel like a brand new person. Just remember to keep hydrated by drinking lots of water.

8. Listen to music – Taking a break to listen to your favorite music or playing classical music while studying Biology can majorly help you relax.

I hope that you found these tips useful. If you have any other that work for you and you think that people will want to know, write your tip in the comment section below. I wish everyone the best of luck during this season!

Reference: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/30/final-exam-stress-10-ways_n_2212729.html

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