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5 Tips to Destress during Exam Season


If you're a student, you'll most likely be feeling the bittersweet joy of finishing the semester while the sense of anxiety slowly creeps in for exams. No? Just me?

Exams are just around the corner for many of us and with it comes a substantial amount of late nights paired with 24 hour Library opening hours and a few drinks at the end of it. Since the last thing either of us need a post reminding us of exams, let's talk about how to get us out of the mindset, even if it is only for a day.

1. Pamper Night - This one of the most obvious yet, for me, the most effective. Putting on a hair mask, face mask, painting my nails and listening to some BeyoncĂ© always put me in a good mood and allows me to fully relax. Maybe a glass of Wine. Or two.

2. Walk it off - I cannot oversell the effectiveness of getting out in the fresh air, even if it is just to the local corner shop for more energy drinks. One of my lecturers last year gave us the advice of, 'Go out. Look at some trees.' He wasn't wrong.

3. Creativity - Draw. Journal. Paint. Sing. Learn how to play Guitar. Something that allows the trouble-solving part of your brain to shut off and go on automatic. For me, it's scrapbooking old polaroids.

4. Spending time with friends - BeyoncĂ© put it well when she said, 'It is nothing like a conversation with a woman that understands you. I grow so much from those conversations.' YES B. A girls evening out is the ideal use of time.

5. Netflix - Sometimes, we just have to shut our brains completely off. For me, that's always Netflix. Sometimes a classic like Love Actually is the one.

I hope these help. Exams are a stressful time for us all but remember to put your mental health first and talk to someone if you're finding it overwhelming. You're not alone and it's okay to feel anxious.

Speak soon!
Amy x













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