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Do you ever feel overwhelmed by large projects, exams, or other college responsibilities? Has your brain ever frozen in the middle of a test? Learn how to reduce your stress and test anxiety.
A regular schedule of exercise, eating healthy (avoiding sugar and caffeine), and eight hours of sleep can contribute to your balance and reduce stress.
There are many reasons for feeling stress when facing examinations. Experiencing a small degree of stress and/or anxiety is actually good for our brains in performance situations. However, if you begin to experience stress overload, then you need to learn healthy strategies to reduce your stress.
Common symptons can be physical and mental such as: upset stomach, restlessness, sleep problems, muscle tension, frustrations, poor judgement, irritability, memory blocks and confusion.
Class is not taught in your learning style
Adapt the information to your preferred learning style
Your peers may have anxiety about the test as well, so do not engage in conversation before the test, sit quietly
Practice taking tests, AVOID CRAMMING, use positive self-talk, practice relaxation exercises
Set a goal.
What are you going to do to achieve the goal?
Reflect on why you were successful or why you were not successful in achieving the goal?