Stress Management Tips during the Final Exam Season
Let’s face it, the final exam period is one of the most stressful times for University students. No matter how much preparation takes place, students feel the pressure. We surveyed some current University of Regina students to find out how they tackle stress during this busy time of the term:
“To manage stress during exams I make sure I start studying weeks ahead of time, I meditate more, and make sure I schedule some fun activities.”
- Anthea, 3rd year Education student
“Students should not over think about mistakes in the exams they already gave. This prevents them from concentrating in upcoming exams. Also, being nervous is okay. Actually, a small amount of nervousness is beneficial.”
- Zakiyyah, 1st year Science student
In addition to these great strategies, it is always important to take care of yourself! It is recommended that you get at least 8 hours of sleep so you feel refreshed and able to focus on your exams. To ensure you are not running low on energy, you should also drink plenty of water, eat a balanced diet and get some exercise. Exercise aids in memory which is what you need to draw on during those exams! Exercise has also been proven to reduce anxiety and curb stress.. Taking breaks during your study time is important, so put on those sneakers and head out for a walk - your brain will thank you!
Need a tutor? Looking for workshops on study skills and writing tests? Or maybe you’d like to meet one-to-one with a Learning Skills Advisor? For information on these services and more, visit the Student Success Centre.