From the article: Overcome Test Anxiety in 5 Steps
How do you get rid of stress? For me, I have to exercise with soothing music. Just a simple walk with my mp3 player crooning soothing tunes helps me get over whatever is bothering me. In the article listed at the top of the page, I list some mental ways to find some stress relief. What about you? How do you manage? Where does your stress relief come from? Give me your best tips for stress relief and help some other stressed person cope with the day to day worries. Share Your Best Tips
- Sometimes, when i'm trying really hard to study, a text pops up and i seriously HAVE to read it. So, I usually switch off each and every techy thing I have (computers, cell phones,iPods, seriously EVERYTHING) and get to work. It does work most of the time.
- —Guest Carly Shay
- If i'm too stressed out during study time, I usually go near a window or step outside and take a few deep breaths. Then I go back to my desk and tell myself to, "Focus." Sure enough it works. See for yourself.
- —Guest Carly Shay
- Take a break and hang out with my church friends during weekends will make me to be more productive on the following day.
- —Guest silviapermata
- I think to get rid of all of those questions in your smart head about the monster called "test", you should talk about it to a friend, and you'll be more likely to get rid of your jitters. Just talk about it. Get yourself ready for it. I am 14 and tests have haunted me since day one. And talking is what helped me! I am always happy and smiling. But the second the teacher hands me the test I get scared I will fail. So I TALK!
- —Guest Laugh a lot
- Go out to the gym or anywhere else you can do this and just do your favorite sport for a while. Get your endorphins going!
- —Guest megan
- Avoiding greasy and fatty foods help me to overcome my stress. Eating healthy gives me good energy.
- —Guest Danyelle
Relief from water
- Drinking at least 2-3 tumblers of water gives relief from tension and makes you feel better
- —Guest padmaja
Yoga -- or a crossword puzzle
- I love yoga for stress relief. If I don't have time to make it to a class I do a few poses from a DVD or from an app on my phone. If that doesn't work, sometimes a crossword puzzle does! When I was studying for a tough final I took a break and blazed through a Sunday NY Times puzzle in NO time!
- —Guest Catherine
Stress Relief Tip for Exams
- I am at University and the morning of my exams, I usually cannot eat and a feeling of doom comes over me. To cope, I tell myself that this degree is not so important. I don't need to do it. This works for me.
- —Guest Noel
Fear is the inhibitor
- Fear inhibits, but anger banishes fear, and adds empowering adrenalin. Anger and fear cannot subsist together, so anger tends to overcome fear. The remarkable thing is: simulated anger has the same physiological effect. Think of something that makes you mad, and you will be amazed at your new strength and confidence. Direct that powerful resource and do yourself justice. PS, this really works--I have used this technique not only on myself (I discovered it empirically when I noticed hugely increased confidence and performance when I was genuinely angry over some injustice) with countless students over the past 40 years. It has been an especially powerful resource for mature students who are even more prey to self-doubt, especially if they have been out of education for some time. It works equally well with fairly low-level training assessments and with MA students. I very much doubt if you will ever come across this advice elsewhere as it is grounded in my experience. It does work.
BIBLE and HYMNS
- I ALWAYS READ MY BIBLE AND SING HYMNS TO TAKE ME OUT OF STRESS MODE. IN FACT IT WORKS BETTER THAN MAGIC. TRY IT!
Get Rid of Stress
- I get rid of stress by counseling myself or cleaning my cupboards, by arranging day to day things.
- —Guest madhu
Coffee with friends
- Although yoga, baths, and the other suggestions here are all great, I find that taking time for a cup of coffee and chatting with friends is the best stress-reliever. Just try to talk about things other than whatever is stressing you out!
- —Guest Kallie
Dancing with music
- I always have stress in my life..but what I will do is just turn on the radio and dance. It's quite fun and it will help to reduce my stress..
- —Guest RACHEAL SABREENA
- Try yoga for stress relief.. it works! It got me through my first cpa exam.
- —Guest rami
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