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14 Simple Ways To Beat Exam Stress

Exams: They're really not a big deal.

1. Make a plan (and stick to it!).

2. Switch off from distractions.

3. Pop some bubble wrap.

4. Puppies, of course.

5. Channel your inner Elsa and let it go.

6. Eat breakfast (aka THE most important meal of the day).

7. Go for a walk round the block.

8. Get app-y. (Get it? Because it's like happy, but with apps.)

9. Visualise the time after the exam (i.e., your happy place).


11. Spend more time in bed.

12. Don't worry about what everyone else is doing.

13. Have a giggle.

14. And if all else fails, give yourself an emergency compliment.

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