5 ways to cope with revision stress

Exams can be stressful, and it can be tough to cope with the stress sometimes. But there are small things you can do to make things easier.

Whatever your exams are this year, there are things you can do to help deal with the stress:

  • Take things one step at a time
    Trying to do everything at once can be overwhelming. Make a revision timetable and focus on small goals. Take time at the end of each day to focus on anything you’ve achieved.
  • Take care of yourself
    Try to keep to a healthy routine, including getting enough sleep and eating healthily. Make sure to do at least one thing each day you enjoy, even when you’re busy.
  • Share how you’re feeling
    You’re not alone in how you’re feeling. Whether it’s talking to a friend, an adult you trust or posting anonymously on the message boards, letting your feelings out to other people can be a relief.
  • Focus on yourself
    Avoid comparing yourself to others and what they’re doing, especially on social media. If you’re struggling with your feelings, places like the Calm Zone can help.
  • Ask for help
    Exams can make everything feel difficult, especially if there are already other things stressing you out. It’s always okay to ask for help from someone you trust or from a Childline counsellor.

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