So, it’s that time of year again: beautiful sunshine outside, and you’re stuck inside revising? It’s easy to let stress build up before university exams, but here are 10 techniques for avoiding stress build-up during your revision period.
- Start your revision early: don’t leave it until the last minute!
- If you’re really stuck on a topic, ask your tutor/lecturer.
- Avoid distractions like Facebook by going to the library and sitting away from the computers.
- If you’re really stressed, talk to Nightline (www.dur.ac.uk/nightline) – their number is on the back of your campus card.
- Take regular breaks from revision during the day – give yourself time to let the information you’ve just revised sink in.
- Don’t stop going out: just be more reasonable, and make sure you’re in bed at a decent time to get up and continue revising the next day!
- Exercise: even if it’s just 30 minutes’ walk, it’ll help give you a break and relax you.
- Plan what you need to learn before you start revision.
- Eat healthily: you should feel better, and be able to concentrate for longer.
- Don’t panic too much: you could panic so much you won’t be able to do anything. And there are always resits.
Good luck with your exams!