The anxiety many students suffer from doesn’t end once exams are over. The stress can stay with you right up until results day. It’s perfectly normal to worry about the overcome of the exams you worked so hard preparing for, but keeping calm is important. Stress levels aren’t helped by the amount of time you have to wait to get your results, but instead of using this time to stress out, why not distract yourself with the following…
Meditation is a great way to rebalance yourself and manage those stress levels. Whatever it is you’re feeling anxious, worried or tense about, just a few minutes of meditation can help to bring inner peace. Meditation is free and easy, and you can practice wherever you are. Meditate when you’re out for a walk, travelling by bus or waiting in a queue for the cash machine, and bring your mind back to feeling happy, calm and free from results day stress.
What better way to distract yourself than by socialising with the people who make you happiest. Friends and family can provide the distraction you need to put results day fears to bed, so make some time for your nearest and dearest.
With your exams over and summer just beginning now couldn’t be a better time to take a trip. Whether you’re travelling to a nearby city for a night out, hopping over the Channel to visit a European destination or jetting off a little further afield, a mini break or holiday will provide the well-deserved break you need.
Talking about the worries you have is often enough to settle those nerves completely in the run up to A Level results day. As the saying goes “a problem shared is a problem halved”, so get together with your loved ones for a natter.
Participating in regular exercise unlocks a number of plus points for your health and emotional well-being. Getting moving can help you get a handle on stress so make exercise apart of your routine. Any form of exercise, from yoga and aerobics to cardio and weight lifting, is a stress reliever, and you’ll see the results after the first session.
Getting a good eight hours of sleep every night has the same effect on stress levels. During sleep your body receives the relaxation and rest it needs to relieve the pressures caused by stress.
Exploring the world around you will give you plenty to keep you distracted, whether it’s doing an activity you’ve always wanted to do or going somewhere new.
Having a plan B can provide the relief you need from A Level results day worries. Do your research and find out what you can do if you don’t get the results you hoped for. There are several options to explore, including clearing, taking a gap year and reapplying, or resitting.