Monday, 16 February 2015

Dealing with exam stress

Exams. Oh yes, those evil things. That piece of paper that intimidates you and stresses you out through most of your teenage years. They test your knowledge, patience and will to live. Everyone gets stressed out with exams but here are a few ways to keep calm and relax:

1) Bath bombs, Bubble bars, Bath Melts & Shower Gel!

Treat yourself! Buy a bath bomb and watch it fizz away. For some reason just the sound of a bath bomb fizzing away is therapeutic to me. I recommend lush bath bombs as they make you feel especially luxurious but any type will do. Bubble bars and bath melts also make me feel tranquil and indulgent. If you don't have access to any of the mentioned products try changing up your shower gel! It sounds random but buying a different brand of shower gel and saving it for when you feel stressed out can actually really help. Its like bottling up a pick-me-up an reserving it for when you feel down. Try it; you never know it could make you feel better <3.

2) Listen to music!

Create a playlist of your favourite songs, lay on your bed and just listen (Caution: dancing around your room and singing into a hairbrush may occur). Sometimes just hearing your favourite song can really lift your mood.

3) Paint your nails!

Painting your nails can help you to focus on something else for a while. Pampering yourself is a great way to de-stress.

4) Talk to your friends and family!

Sharing your thoughts with other people can really take weight off your shoulders. Simply talking to your friends and family about what you've got to do (essays, revision, homework etc...) can make you feel a lot better. Also, make sure to talk to your friends and family about what they've got to do, it doesn't cost you anything and it also makes them feel great.

5) Breathe!

Last, but certainly not least, breathe. When you feel like everything is just getting to much, gently take a deep breath and exhale. Don't rush things, take it easy, at your own pace. 

Don't forget:

''Everything will be okay in the end; if its not okay, its not the end''
- John Lennon

Keep smiling,

Nina <3.


  1. Great post :) Whenever I have exams, I just think, GCSEs ain't got nothing on me. I become so carefree, because I think, 'what's the worse that can happen?'.
    Good luck with any exams you have!

  2. Thank you! I need to get into that frame of mind but at the moment I'm just trying to stop myself from getting stressed! Thank you and good luck with any exams you have as well; I really appreciate your comment <3.